Summary: We’re nearing the end of 2016. Somehow, we made it through! And we had a good time writing about plastic surgery while we were doing it. So what were our favorite topics to write about during the past 12 months? Well, let’s take a look at what we enjoyed writing about throughout the year!
Looking at Our Favorite Procedures of 2016
At this blog, we do a lot of writing about plastic surgery. I mean, a lot! We write so often about plastic surgery that you might assume, eventually, we get tired of it! Luckily (for all of us), we really don’t. But since it’s the end of the year, we thought now would be a great time to talk about our favorite procedures of 2016.
Now, this does not mean our favorite new procedures of 2016. Instead, we’re just talking about procedures in general. Nor is this necessarily meant to be a “best” procedures of 2016. We’re really just focusing on our favorite procedures—that is, we’re focusing on what we enjoyed writing about throughout the year of 2016.
That said, if you pay close attention, you’ll probably see a new procedure or two on the list (after all, we like new and exciting as much as the next person).
Our All Time Favorite: Breast Augmentation
There’s little doubt that breast augmentation is among the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world. Indeed, according to data collected in the United States, breast augmentation is consistently one of those “top three” procedures in terms of number of performances (we’re not comparing it something like Botox, though, which isn’t an actual surgical procedure).
It shouldn’t be shocking, then, that we think articles focusing on breast augmentation (or breast procedures more broadly) are quite useful to our readers. There are a couple of reasons for this:
- Breast augmentation is a procedure that is constantly innovating. The year of 2016, for example, saw a huge increase in the popularity of fat graft breast augmentation procedures.
- Breast augmentation can be a complicated procedure, with a lot of decisions for patients to make
- Breast augmentation is also quite customizable. That is, there are many ways to make this procedure fit your individual and unique needs.
For all of those reasons (and more) we find that information about breast procedures is often quite useful for our patients.
A Newfound Friend: Tummy Tuck
We’ve been writing a lot about tummy tucks lately. That shouldn’t be too shocking. Like breast augmentation, it’s a popular procedure. But there’s a lot of misinformation about tummy tuck floating around out there. That’s why we’ve always felt it important to correct that misinformation. (We’ve been doing a lot of tummy tuck “myth busting” in the past 12 months or so.)
But that’s not the only reason we write about tummy tuck. In fact, some of the other reasons include:
- There’s a decent amount of confusion about what a tummy tuck does. Many people are under the mistaken assumption that a tummy tuck is about removing fat. But what it actually does is remove excess skin.
- Tummy tuck can be combined with a wide variety of other procedures (it’s especially popular when used as part of a “mommy makeover”)
- Tummy tuck procedures can be especially taxing, so the more information a potential patient has before the procedure, the better. We firmly believe in helping people plan out what is best for them!
But perhaps the main reason we like talking about a tummy tuck is because people seem to love the overall results—it’s truly a popular procedure for a reason.
A Novel Product: Kybella
Rounding out our top three is a brand new, novel product that made its debut in 2016. Kybella is an injectable that was truly fun to write about and, really, has the potential to make wide ranging changes in the field of cosmetic surgery. And that’s because Kybella is the first injectable that actually gets rid of unwanted fat.
For now, it’s only approved in the jawline area, but it really works, and that’s exciting. Basically, you go in and get a few injections and a month or two later, your double chin has either disappeared or been reduced dramatically. That’s a remarkable shift and achievement, because before Kybella you would have to use liposuction to get those results.
Now, Kybella is no miracle. It uses the same basic chemicals to break down fat that your body does, only in a more concentrated form. So, it wouldn’t shock me to see Kybella applied to other parts of the body as time goes on.
Can’t Wait for 2017
Obviously, we can’t wait to see what happens next year. If 2017 is anything like 2016, we’ll be expecting a lot in terms of new procedures and new techniques. That’s one of the great things about plastic surgery!