The ideals of beauty are constantly changing: as soon as we stopped dreaming of buttocks, like Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid appeared with her chiseled cheekbones and fox eyes. Why not chase trends? Which operations are best left in the past forever?
Otari Gogiberidze Leading plastic surgeon, founder of the "Time of Beauty" clinic
Plastic surgery, like any other field, has its own trends. Today, some silhouettes and lines are in vogue, and a year later they are completely different. But unlike fashion or cosmetology, the results of plastic surgery are very difficult to return or change after a year, like a wardrobe or a hairstyle. Patients always bring photographs of those they want to be like to consultations. Previously, these were pages with fashion shots torn from magazines, now - posts and stories of Instagram stars. Conscientious surgeons do not follow the lead of patients and are always guided by considerations of proportionality and naturalness.
Antitrend 1. Removal of Bish's lumps
It was very popular in the late 1990s. The fashion for sunken cheeks and pronounced cheekbones is due to the top models of the time, especially Kate Moss with her “heroin chic” style. In the 2000s, the patients somehow forgot about this operation, but in the past 5 years, they often ask again for it. Models are to blame again - Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and other icons of the new era. But over the past time, surgeons have conducted a study of the consequences of removing Bish's lumps and came to the conclusion that this is not such a good operation. In youth, chiseled cheekbones are spectacular, but with age, the face without lumps becomes haggard, tired, emaciated, the patient looks much older than her years. In place of Bisha's lumps, voids are formed that cannot be filled, and the cheeks "fall" into them. Also, in these places, pronounced wrinkles develop more often due to malnutrition of subcutaneous fat after surgery.
Antitrend 2. Endoprosthetics of the buttocks with implants
This technique is generally working and popular, but has a number of nuances. Firstly, the rehabilitation period after the implantation is quite long. The patient cannot sit for a month, for three months any stress will have to be avoided and only after six months it will be possible to return to a normal rhythm of life. Secondly, with a sharp weight loss or active sports, the subcutaneous fat becomes thinner, and the implant can become noticeable. Nowadays, most often they increase the volume and correct the shape of the buttocks with lipofilling. This technique allows you to create a beautiful and, most importantly, natural silhouette with quick rehabilitation and minimal risks.
Antitrend 3. Bulhorn lip plastics
The time of the technique popular in the 2000s has passed. To raise the upper lip and make it more swollen, as if slightly turned outward, incisions are made under the nose and along the red border of the lip, excess skin is removed, muscles are sutured. This operation always leaves noticeable, bright scars that are difficult to mask. Now, both surgeons and patients, fortunately, have formed an understanding that this is not the best method for correcting the shape of the lips. In addition, the fashion for "baby-face" - a childish, slightly surprised expression on the face, has gone. It seems to me that such a face in an adult girl looks at least strange.
Polina Mikhailova General Director of the Clinic for Injection Cosmetology Different Lab
Antitrend 4. "Fox gaze"
The owner of the most ideal appearance in the world according to the version of 2019, top model Bella Hadid introduced the fashion for slanting sly eyes with a slight captivating squint. To copy the fashionable cut of the eyes, beauticians began to pull the outer corner of the eyebrow and the upper eyelid up and to the side using a thread lift.
The essence of the manipulation is that the outer corner of the eye and eyebrow is lifted and "hemmed" with special threads just above its normal location. The result from such a procedure is extremely unnatural, like a frozen gaze, and a crease is formed behind the eyebrow in the place where the thread passes. But the main result is not even this, but the loss of 15 thousand rubles or more.
The effect fades away in just a few weeks, because with this type of lifting there is no way to properly fix the thread. And since a person blinks up to 30,000 times a day, no threads can withstand this load and therefore the tip of the eyebrow will very soon look down again. Often after correction (even after 1-2 months) a trace of the procedure visually remains: the threads are "contoured". The reason is the insufficient volume of soft tissues in the temporal zone: there is simply nowhere for the threads to hold and "hide". If you are still in the mood for such a face correction, then you will have to resort to more invasive methods from the field of plastic surgery: endoscopic forehead lift or blepharoplasty.
Evgeny Baliner Plastic surgeon, member of ROPREH, ISAPS, Sebbin expert
Antitrend 5. Large and extra large breasts
The trend of today is naturalness and naturalness of forms. Not so long ago, girls were chasing the third and fourth breast sizes, but now proportionality and harmonious proportions are becoming more and more relevant. If earlier implants for breast augmentation were round in shape, now drop-shaped (anatomical) is in fashion. A breast with endoprostheses of this shape is visually no different from a breast without implants.
Antitrend 6. Classical liposuction
Liposuction is a complex surgical procedure, after which a long recovery is required. However, today, for most patients, this procedure can be replaced by a less dangerous and traumatic one. Radiofrequency liposuction using the Body Tite device helps to achieve results. The procedure helps to break down fat and remove it from the body, tighten the skin, get rid of problem areas in the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, sides, knees, upper arms and even the double chin. Unlike complex surgical interventions, after radiofrequency liposuction, no scars or scars remain, and the rehabilitation period takes a maximum of 1-2 days.
Anton Zakharov Leading plastic surgeon at the Institute of Plastic Surgery and Cosmetology on Olkhovskaya Street
“At the current stage in the development of high-tech plastic surgery, the main outdated trend is to perform manipulations according to local indications without taking into account the overall composition. For example, performing an isolated upper blepharoplasty, when the position of the eyebrows and the condition of the under-eyebrow are not taken into account, or the lower one - without attention to the middle third of the face: the presence of paint bags, orbital skeletal elements ("dips" under the eyes) or other aesthetic imperfections. That is, we are talking about the fight against local phenomena according to the patient's complaints, when the composition of the face as a whole is not taken into account. And of course, in the past there is a trend for unnatural, disharmonious, excess volumes of mammary glands - today everyone wants a natural breast. I think these are the two main points that matter now."