The Top Aesthetic Trends in 2018 From Charleston’s Choice Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sonny O
Dr. Sonny O, a well-regarded plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience, shares the top treatments and surgeries trending in 2018. Here are his top five:
RadioFrequency (RF) Technology for Minimally Invasive Face and Body Results without the Scars
“For those patients who do not want to have surgery, but still want to address facial sagging and aging as well as trouble spots on the body such as the abdomen, knees, arms, and thighs, RF treatments are a wonderful option.” states Dr. O. In particularly for women in their 40s and 50s with signs of aging that are less advanced. FaceTite is a radiofrequency procedure that is non-surgical and has no scars. BodyTite is a radiofrequency procedure that is also non-surgical. It can be combined with liposuction to enhance results. Both treatments increase collagen production over time.
Many women won’t wear sleeveless tops or skirts; BodyTite RF treatment is the perfect treatment to address these concerns. FaceTite RF is a better alternative than Kybella for those with the double chin as it removes the fat and tightens loose skin at the same time in one treatment. These treatments are giving women the confidence to uncover their knees and arms and take the perfect selfie.”
Pairing Laser with other Treatments to Enhance Results
“We’re seeing a lot more lasers and treatments being used together for a unique, signature outcome, such as our Timeless Glow. We combine Intense Pulsed Light and injectables to get a noticeably refreshed result. For the Timeless Lift, we often combine laser resurfacing in the lip region and other challenging areas that show aging with our mini lift. How the doctor you choose addresses your areas of concern by combining different modalities is more important than just whether they have the laser technology. In a consultation we consider what the patient needs and then combine treatments to get there in a beautiful, natural way.”
Nonsurgical and Minimally Invasive Treatments
“As advances in plastic surgery continue, more and better nonsurgical options also grow in popularity. New and improved technologies are developed to refresh, tighten, lift, erase, and rejuvenate the skin. From body sculpting and fat melting with our SculpSure laser technology to providing liquid lifts by combining fillers and injectables, innovations in noninvasive procedures for our patients will continue be a priority for my practice.”
Body Surgery on the Rise
“Plastic surgery, especially breast and body contouring procedures, are the best way to achieve dramatic results. While noninvasive options provide results, they remain incremental and less significant than surgical alternatives.
We are seeing more interest in abdominoplasty and liposuction than ever. Combining treatments such as the new BodyTite RF procedure with liposuction enable me to achieve signature results for many patients. The consultation is a critical place to begin to see what is best for each patient.”
Non-surgical facelifts, the liquid lift
“Fillers can be used to subtly improve the shape of the nose, decrease troughs that age the eyes and address a myriad of imperfections concerning to patients. A mixture of fillers and injectables enable a well-trained facial plastic surgeon to create an overall refreshed and natural look – without surgery. Of course, results need to be maintained and entrusting your facial outcome to a subspecialty trained facial surgeon is recommended.”