Plastic surgery might have been around for 101 years, but 2016 is set to see the explosion of a whole new range of surgical and non-surgical treatments, including labia lipo and, gulp, vampire boob jobs.
The reasons behind our most recent quest for perfection are suitably modern, too. A report by the American Academy of Facial Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery claims one in three doctors have seen more demand for plastic surgery because social media has made patients more aware of their looks. Here’s the new wave of nip/tuck surgery coming our way…
THE FLAB JAB
If you’ve ever wanted a jawline as defined as actress Olivia Wilde’s, 2016 might be your lucky year, as we’re going to see the launch of an injectable treatment that will do for double chins what Botox has done for wrinkles.
Called Kybella, it consists of deoxycholic acid which, when injected, dissolves fat and breaks it down into small particles, which are absorbed into the body.
The jab hit headlines last spring after receiving approval from the FDA in the US. “That means the most stringent drug testing authority in the world has declared it safe and effective,” says British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) former president Dr Rajiv Grover. “It will be for use on small areas of flab like double chins. It might also be good for fat around the knees, or that fold of fat you get when you put your bra on.”
When the injection was first released to select Los Angeles surgeons in June 2015, it created a huge buzz.