Plastic Surgery Trends: 2014

Plastic surgery amongst celebrities is more common than a McDonald’s building! In Hollywood if you don’t have it, surgically enhance it so you can flaunt it.

Marilyn MonroeA top trend predicted is chin implants, this is to achieve the Hollywood glamour look after it was reported Marilyn Monroe herself had this surgery, the procedure leaves the client with a more defined chin. Since 2010 the amount of procedures has doubled and is set to continue throughout 2014.

Another trend for the year is the intimate surgery known as the labiaplasty or vaginoplasty, in the quest for women to have a ‘designer vagina’ this is know to be one of the UK’s fastest growing surgery treatment. The labiaplasty is designed to reshape or reduce the size of the labia minora (inner lips) of course this procedure isn’t just for medical reasons and can be purely for aesthetic purposes. The vaginoplasty is a treatment that tightens the area, a popular treatment for those that have given birth.

kim-kardashian75% of anti-aging treatments come from non-surgical treatments, this is popular amongst celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Botox, chemical peels and dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular by people that want radiant ageless skin without going under the knife.  This is set to be the biggest trend of 2014 with boob jobs and reductions still being quite high.

If 2014 has such a demand for plastic and cosmetic surgery then will 2015 be any different? Growing old naturally seems to be taboo, with such a high celebrity influence natural beauty is becoming a myth. In 2014 even your vagina has to be designer so there’s little hope that natural beauty will make a comeback.   

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Niccole Sisters: Walking Advertisements For Dad’s Surgery

Brittani and Charm Niccole adopted daughters of plastic surgeon Dr Michael Niccole have both had procedures done by their dad, the girls in their twenty’s have both had boob jobs and regular have Botox jabs and chemical peels in order to keep their skin looking youthful. At such a young age would they really need all these skin smoothing procedures? or is it just a case of using a short cut because their dad will happily operate on them? 

Charm’s first surgery came at a shocking age of 10, her belly button was re-shaped from an outie to an innie, at age 10 should it really matter what your belly button looks like? Personally I wasn’t aware that such a procedure existed but does 10 sound like a safe age to have it done? I personally don’t think so.  She also has Botox jabs to stop her sweating, this is fair enough if she has a condition that causes excess sweating but it cant be determined if this is the case.

Sister Brittani had her boob job at the legal age of 18 and claims it was the best day of her life, at 21 she also had a nose job, shouldn’t her parents have told her when she was growing up to be comfortable in her own skin? Penny her mother has always been against the procedures but has always backed down after constant begging.

It’s understandable that in the USA  body image seems a top priority but more should have been done to prevent the girls from wanting so much surgery, plastic surgery addiction isn’t uncommon and with all their ‘youthful’ treatments it seems they aren’t far off addiction.  When questioned about his work on the girls he simply defines it as ‘maintenance’ it hardly seems surprising then that he is happy enough to continue working on them.

Are the girls just a walking advertisement for their fathers work? In some ways yes, yes they are but it’s a choice they’ve made and if they decide one day to stop having surgery then I hope their dad will be fine with it rather than potentially using them as a way to showcase his work and gain more clients.  

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50K:The Cost Of Looking Young

Tara BladonTara Bladon a 46 year old mum of three has spent a grand total of £54,400 just to look as youthful as her 15 year old daughter Lucy, money well spent or a deluded mind?

In order to maintain her looks Tara has a gruelling regime consisting of a 5am start, in this time she will shower for 1 hour using expensive exfoliators and creams from Clinique, she will then spend 2 hours doing her hair and make up, this routine occurs every day even if the mom isn’t leaving the house, is this really necessary? According to Tara she does this so people cant guess her real age or encase she looks old. Even the postman gets greeted to a well groomed Tara, in my experience the postman will just hand over the post or parcels without looking at me long enough to even care about my age….

How the money was spent:

  • Boob Job-£4,000
  • Anti-Ageing Skin Care Products-£7,200
  • Make Up-£4,320
  • Clothing-£21,600
  • Hair Products-£11,520
  • Nails & Fake Tan-£5,760

“My mom is 70 and she looks great for her age, so I hope that means Lucy and I have good genes” at this stage im not sure you can tell if its down to good genes or just the overload of beauty products.  Granted Tara does look great but it cant be good to have such a time consuming routine, if she overslept or had to go a day without make up then how would this affect her self esteem?

All the household bills and the mortgage are left down to her husband to pay, he must be very understanding if he doesn’t feel that this is unfair on himself.

So what do you think?…..

Has Tara spent far too much on vanity?

Personally it is up to her whether or not she feels she can one day let go of this routine, I just hope that her daughter doesn’t follow in the same footsteps and feel she has to look youthful as well instead of growing old gracefully.  I myself wouldn’t even dream of spending so much money on each of those items, let alone getting into debt for a boob job.

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Beauty Perception: Global Cosmetic Trends

Beauty on a whole cannot be avoided, different cultures and countries have an idealistic vision of what is deemed as beautiful and perfect. Some countries are offering surgery which is taking body image to a whole new level, what would be the extent of your beauty regime?

Bizarre Beauty

Believe it or not in China a sign of success can be shown by your height, the average height of females is 5ft, 2ins but what does that have to do with beauty? Well locals are putting their selves through surgery to lengthen their height, a painful measure to be perceived as successful.

Leg surgeryThe process involves the individuals legs being broken and then stretched on a rack, it involves pins being screwed into the flesh and being held into place until the desired length is achieved. Is something that sounds so painful and looks it really worth the trouble, what would happen if a trend was put into place where being small was beautiful?

If you thought that was bad in South Korea a procedure can be undertook for your jaw to be reshaped, again this involves the bones being broken and in some cases the bone can be shaven, a dangerous trend that is populating around South Korea so women can have more petite and feminine looking faces.  

In Japan nose implants in the form of dermal fillers are being placed in those that want to achieve a larger looking nose, now I’ve heard of nose reductions but making them larger seems strange to me, the dermal fillers can also be placed in the chin.

skin-whitening-cream-2In Thailand if you have light skin then you are considered to be rich as you haven’t been working in the sun all day, because of this status an increase of skin lightening cream has increased in sales. “A survey carried out by the British Skin Foundation found that 16% of
dermatologists believe lightening creams are ‘completely unsafe’ and 80% feel
they are only safe when prescribed by a dermatologist”

buttock_implant_placementsThe Large Bum Trend

Bum Implants aren’t out of the ordinary, curvier women are considered sexier in some cultures, famously known as ‘The Brazilian Butt lift’ it is becoming more popular in the UK, another dangerous surgery as reported it can kill you if not done correctly, previous stories have included the implants leaking which has gotten into the bloodstream and caused heart failure.

Stranger methods are in order in Jamaica, in a society where having a curvy body and larger bum is essential women are being driven to achieve the look by consuming “chicken” pills, this is usually something a farmer gives to their chickens in order for them to gain weight, should it really be for human consumption? However in India women are taking steroid pills in order to get larger, surely steroids is a bad idea and are harmful to the body and not worth the risk.

Overview

Whilst cosmetic surgery isn’t out of the ordinary anymore and is increasingly becoming more common, there are in fact 27,730 plastic surgeons are operating around the world, the perception of beauty isn’t reliable and can change quicker than expected so is putting your health at risk to fit the norm really worth it? Cosmetic surgery may seem like a quick fix but can hazard all sorts of risks especially if a reputable surgeon hasn’t done the procedure. People all over the world should enjoy their bodies and embrace what they have, why should it matter if you aren’t as tall as you want to be? So what if you don’t have a large bum it shouldn’t matter what we look like so long as we are confident in our own skin.

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