Plastic Surgery Trends; Health and Beauty Trends

Plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments involve fast-changing technologies, new scientific findings, and changing consumer demands. This section describes emerging trends and how they may relate to your own health and beauty strategies and goals.

How to Get Bikini Ready for Summer

Leading plastic surgeons discuss the best procedures to get your best body ready for swimsuit season.

Find out how to get bikini ready.

Charts and Graphs of Recent Trends: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004

If you are curious about the procedures and treatments that people are selecting, these charts and graphs give you a quick look at recent trends. Also included is a helpful list of average surgeon and physician fees, listed by procedure, for 2006.

See the trends as reported for 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004.

Demographic Changes Among Plastic Surgery Patients

Not only is cosmetic plastic surgery on the rise, the boom is spreading equally across economic and ethnic differences. Motives are also evolving, with most patients citing psychological reasons for seeking cosmetic treatments.

Learn the real story on plastic surgery demographics.

Wedding Beauty Makeovers: Cosmetic Surgery Before the Wedding

Getting ready for the big day? Leading plastic surgeons provide tips for brides and grooms on Botox, facelifts, breast implants, liposuction and other cosmetic surgery before the wedding.

Plastic Surgery for Men

Cosmetic procedures for men are just becoming popular. With more than a million procedures performed for men in 2004, this article gives you the top 10, as well as some insight into the special issues men have to consider when deciding on a treatment plan.

Learn more about plastic surgery for men.

Combination Treatment Plans

As the popularity of combining plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments increases, a number of trends are emerging. This article explores some of the most common treatment and procedure combinations and provides details to help you get started on your own treatment strategy.

Get the details on common combination treatment plans.

Menopause: Thriving through Changes

Whether you're in the middle of menopause, or just about to start the peri-menopausal phase, this article can help you appreciate the natural process. The information also equips you take action against the difficult and uncomfortable parts of the process.

Know what's happening as you go through menopause.

Mini-Micro Procedures

Some of the major procedures in cosmetic plastic surgery also have less-invasive options, which are intended to treat smaller imperfections and tend to use smaller incisions. These include the mini facelift, micro neck-lift, and micro-lipo.

Check out these less invasive mini and micro procedures.

Weight Loss Trends and Integrated Approaches

With well over half the U.S. population overweight, and almost a third obese, many facets of the health, fitness and beauty industries have developed a variety of avenues for combating weight-gain, and achieving a lifestyle of weight control.

Learn more about weight loss trends and the importance of an integrated approach.

Traveling for Plastic Surgery

There are some good reasons to travel for specialized cosmetic surgery procedures. There are also some good reasons not to. Sometimes surgery-travel packages sound attractive, but be sure to consider the added risks. The key is to plan well and be prepared.

Learn the pros and cons of traveling for plastic surgery.

Plastic Surgery News

Our feature news page keeps you up to date with the latest happenings, personal experiences, advancements and other developments in cosmetic plastic surgery. Get the latest plastic surgery news.

Also, check out the latest stats on cosmetic plastic surgery courtesy of ASAPS and ASPS for 2011.

New and Growing Areas of Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Treatments

You can find additional recent developments in these areas: