These are the 5 face and body sculpting trends that I foresee:
01. Demand for Customised Surgical Body Sculpting Increasing market share of non-invasive fat reduction treatments
Fat and Weight gain during work from home (WFM) period. I saw more patients in 2020, seeking help to lose fat and weight. In general, these patients experienced significant lifestyle disruption due to Covid-19, which inevitably led to poor eating habits, unbalanced diet, and severe activity reduction.
This increases the demand for customised surgical body sculpting.
With improved liposuction technology such as VASER Liposuction, doctors can remove fat more efficiently and safely. However, the result still lies in the hands of the doctor. I regard body sculpting as 30% science 70% art. This is why I have developed the MDC-Lipo Sculpt® approach for my patients, to produce thorough fat removal with targeted sculpting to her/his body shape and needs. As we see the demand for liposuction increases in this Covid-19 era, surgical body sculpting should no longer be viewed as a typical procedure. Doctors need to take a more personal approach.
02. Counter ageing: Face tweaks but more naturally
The appeal of a more natural-looking result fuels the demand for customisation. After all, no two individuals are alike, be it in the physical or structural forms. Patients’ concerns can only address these with tailored treatment programs to bring out the best appearance. This demand will carry through into 2021.
03. Dermal fillers remain popular, but we may also see an increase in the usage of hyalase injection
I expect dermal fillers to still be in demand and could even potentially experience a rise. This is mainly due to advancement in product developments and their longevity. With it, however, the occurrence of less-than-desirable results or botched jobs could also increase, if trained and experienced doctors do not perform the injections. Fortunately, hyaluronidase injections are available, prescribed and performed by medical doctors to rectify the side effects such as over-filling and uneven nodules. Hyaluronidase injections could be a prominent feature in 2021.
04. Patients seeking quality care practitioners for their cosmetic /aesthetic work based on info on social media
True knowledge is not just about knowing, but it involves having an understanding. The array of information on the internet can be misleading or even relaying false hopes. In Singapore, not many know that only the Ministry of Health licensed medical clinics can conduct injectable treatments such as botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. This is important to remember and take note as people are often easily enticed when it comes to quick fixes and treatments that are packaged and presented “beautifully” yet in truth, deceiving.
05. The increasing awareness of Fitness and Nutrition
Post Circuit Breaker, we saw a surge in the number of people coming to our practice to seek help for injury issues and those who cannot lose weight efficiently by themselves. Overall well being is more than just about eating within the recommended calories count or exercising frequently. Nutrition in your diet is equally important. The body is a complex machine that requires balanced nutrition to function at the optimal cellular level. If you look up the definition, the term ‘diet’ actually has little to do with what we eat momentarily. Instead, it is related to the food and drinks that we regularly consume to keep our health in tip-top condition. The demand for fitness is going to go beyond just being a trend.