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2019 cosmetic surgery trends

Posted on January 9, 2019

By Professor Marcos Sforza, Expert Aesthetic Surgeon and Scientific Director, MyAesthetics MyBreast

Professor Sforza, from leading cosmetic surgery provider MyAesthetics MyBreast, talks about the hottest cosmetic trends, technological advances and surgical techniques tipped to take the next 12 months by storm.

Ultrasonic nose jobs
Regular nose jobs involve a lot of downtime, but ultrasonic rhino-sculpture is becoming increasingly popular, promising faster recoveries and more precise results.

Other techniques chisel and file at the nasal bone, which can cause tissue trauma. However, by using a probe-like device that emits ultrasonic energy, surgeons accurately shape the nose minimising the damage to the cartilage or soft tissue.

It’s best for eliminating bumps, narrowing the nasal bridge and correcting a deviated septum and bruising and swelling should subside after around two weeks in many cases.

The 4K revolution

This year we saw the rise in virtual reality 3D imaging to help improve decision-making around cosmetic procedures.

However, 2019 will now see advances in 4D technology being introduced across UK clinics, taking the benefits of 3D consultations to the next level.

However, 2019 will now see advances in 4D technology being introduced across UK clinics, taking the benefits of 3D consultations to the next level.

4D augmented reality projects a full body scan of a patient’s body onto a mirror screen, showing their reflection post-procedure (e.g.: with adjusted breast sizes and shapes) in a full live body proportion scale.

It’s a big step forward for surgeries like breast augmentation and reconstruction, because it will enable patients to select implants to fit their anatomy, as well as helping them see how their breasts would appear lifted, reduced or reconstructed.

Lip lifts

When it comes to achieving enhanced lips, fillers have been the most common cosmetic procedure. However, there’s a growing demand for more natural-looking features and 2019 will see patients increasingly seeking a more nuanced effect, rather than opting for larger lips which may not suit their face shape.

Enter the lip lift- a permanent procedure- typically done under local anaesthesia in less than an hour. This operation shortens the space between the bottom of the nose and the top of the lips (aka the philtrum) by carving out a bullhorn-shaped strip of skin just below the nostrils.

It helps to raise the lips’ edges and creates a more natural, plumper appearance (as well as adding definition to the Cupid’s bow.)

The 3D face-lift

Micro-surgeries are becoming popular, as more individuals seek minimally invasive procedures with minimal scarring.

A growing trend in 2019 will be the volumetric or ‘3D face-lift’. This new surgery plumps the face by pulling tissue inside the face back onto the cheek bones.

The surgeon makes incisions by each ear to reach the inner facial tissue, which usually slips down the face due to ageing. It is pulled back upwards and suspended on the cheek bones.

It causes less scarring because the process does not involve cutting away as much skin. The technique creates a more attractive look – a fuller, youthful appearance rather than a tight – and possible wind tunnel – effect.

The ‘hybrid’ boob job

Hybrid breast surgery combines implants with the reshaping possibilities offered by fat transfer. This technique creates more natural looking breasts without having to position the implant under the muscle.

By incorporating fat transfer, a hybrid breast augmentation also allows the use of smaller implants, so the risks of issues like capsular contracture or potential sagging over time, are greatly reduced.

Moreover, the recovery time can be reduced to less than a week in many cases.


  • These comments were written on an informative and non-promotional basis for readers of Glamour Magazine
  • MyAesthetics MyBreast does not guarantee, endorse or offer all of the above procedures
  • Interested readers should consult the MyBreast website to see updates on available procedures and treatments, before booking a consultation

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