In the past year, the number of UK women over 50 having cosmetic surgery has surged. New figures from the Harley Medical Group have shown that large numbers of post-menopausal women looking for plastic surgery is on the increase.
Cosmetic surgery is no longer a taboo subject. In the early days, many patients did not want to admit to having had any form of cosmetic work, however with more and more celebrities explaining to newspapers and magazines about their surgery, ordinary women are now happier to discuss their own experiences under the knife in the open.
If you are looking for an alternative treatment to Botox or the normal dermal fillers, the latest cosmetic surgery trend of carbon dioxide injections could be what you are looking for.
Carbon dioxide is the gas that gives fizzy drinks their fizz and it is the main component of the latest cosmetic surgery craze, carboxytherapy. Carbon dioxide is injected below the skin and is said to help combat dark circles under the eyes, reduce fat in the area, tighten the skin, and help remove stretch marks.
Cheryl Tweedy is said to be the inspiration behind one of the latest cosmetic surgery trends – the dimple job. Cosmetic surgeons have commented that they have recently seen a rise in the number of women hoping to have plastic surgery to give them dimples, just like the petite singer.
The dimpleplasty surgery will not give entirely natural results however. The dimples themselves will remain permanently rather than only appearing when the patient smiles.
The dermaroller was one of last year’s surprise cosmetic procedure hits, despite looking rather menacing. The dermaroller is a needle-studded roller designed to help the skin on the face look more youthful by puncturing the skin with pins. This makes the skin bleed and is said to help stimulate the body’s natural healing process, increasing the collagen in the skin and helping the overall look and feel of the skin.
Some people will go to any length in order to stay looking younger for longer – and the so-called ‘Youth Jab’ is just one example.
The latest trend is for somatropin (also known as Genotropin) to be taken with many devotees claiming that it’s wonderful for the skin and hair – skin is said to become firmer and brighter and hair is said to become thicker. Users also claim that they sleep better and have more energy, and some even go as far as to claim that it reduces body fat and increases muscle mass.
Nipple cosmetic surgery is the latest fad with a significant number of people said to be looking for nipple surgery and nipple prostheses in the past year.
Much of the trend is said to stem from Victoria Beckham. Pictures of her recently have seen her in tight black t-shirts with her nipples outlined in the top. The pictures have sparked debate over whether they are real or fake, and some people have chosen to have cosmetic surgery to get nipples like her.