Top 10 Face & Body Trends to Look and Feel Your Best in 2023
Cosmetic surgery is no longer just for the rich and famous. Who’s having work done? It’s your friends, your family members, your neighbors, and your co-workers. The team at Clevens Face and Body Specialists knows that the way you look impacts the way you feel. And today, cosmetic procedures are safe and accessible to all.
In today’s world, we are constantly seeing images of ourselves. Whether it’s in a selfie, an Instagram post, or on a Zoom call, we are bombarded by our own image. The overwhelming use of technology in both our personal and professional lives is making us more aware of our own looks than ever before, and more curious about how we can look our best.
“What I hear most often from patients is that they want to look as young as they feel,” said Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, founder of Clevens Face and Body Specialists. “People live long, vibrant, youthful lives and they want to look that way.”
Every member of the team at Clevens Face and Body Specialists is truly a specialist with extensive training in his or her area of expertise. Dr. Clevens and Phillip Barbee, MD both specialize in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as skin cancer care and MOHS surgery. Andrew McGregor, MD is an expert in plastic surgery of the breast and body. Ahmed Ibrahim, MD, PhD specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery. Samira Caraballo, PA-C is a master injector and laser specialist, while medical aesthetician Christina Smith, LME is an expert on maintaining healthy skin.
“We offer specialty care, and that’s the way I’ve developed the group over time,” Dr. Clevens said. “Specifically to offer patients expert care, so that they know the doctor they are seeing is uniquely qualified.”
According to the Clevens team, minimally invasive options with less downtime and more natural-looking results are on the rise. Patient demographics are changing, too. Younger patients are coming in, as well as more men. These are the procedures they see trending for the New Year.
Procedures such as the practice’s signature Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift achieve natural-looking results without surgery and its required recovery time. The team’s popular Express Lift uses radio frequency energy to tighten skin and muscle, and melt fat, while a suture is passed underneath the skin to contour the neckline.
“We do it in the office with just numbing shots,” said facial surgery specialist Dr. Barbee. “People do great with it and the results are long-lasting.”
The ultimate body contouring combo, a “mommy makeover” often combines a tummy tuck with liposuction and breast surgery.
“This procedure is popular with younger women who are done with childbearing,” said body and breast surgeon Dr. McGregor. “We remove excess skin and tighten the muscles in the abdomen while simultaneously performing a breast augmentation and/or a breast lift.”
Deep Plane Facelift
Patients from their 40s to their 70s are choosing the gold standard for facial rejuvenation. During a deep plane facelift, the Clevens surgeons work beneath the surface of the skin to tighten the muscle and reposition the fat to where they were before the passage of time and influence of gravity. Facelift is often combined with eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing for optimal results.
Pat R. had a facelift performed by Dr. Clevens seven years ago.
“It was so nice to look in the mirror and not see the lines and the saggy jaw,” she said. “I was just thrilled. I’ve never regretted it.”
Natural-looking Lip Enhancement
Patients looking to achieve the perfect pout can do so with nonsurgical lip filler. The Clevens team of master injectors are known for helping patients attain gorgeous, natural-looking results.
In search of a more permanent solution? The lip lift rejuvenates thinning lips or lips that are beginning to droop.
Better known as a nose job, rhinoplasty remains the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the U.S. Patients across the country seek out Drs. Clevens and Barbee for rhinoplasty, and both perform many “revision rhinoplasty” cases to correct problems that arise after previous surgeries by other surgeons.
A nonsurgical alternative, the “liquid rhinoplasty” uses injectable fillers, takes only a few minutes to perform in-office and lasts one to two years.
Today’s savvy cosmetic patients are often looking for outcomes beyond what Botox and fillers offer. With more nonsurgical and minimally invasive options than ever, the Clevens team often combines modalities to achieve patient goals. Examples include combining injectable treatments with energy devices for skin resurfacing and tightening.
Nonsurgical Body Contouring
Patients looking for a non-invasive way to get rid of stubborn fat have access to the most advanced technology in CoolSculpting ELITE. The system is FDA-cleared to safely target and eliminate fat on nine areas of the body including the belly, love handles, arms, back, thighs and chin. Many patients pair this treatment with CoolTone, which uses magnetic muscle stimulation to strengthen abs, glutes and thighs for a firmer look.
Medical-Grade Skin Care Solutions
For patients who want results that over-the-counter options just can’t deliver, the medical aestheticians at Clevens offer pharmaceutical-grade skin care products that contain higher concentrations of active ingredients. In addition to Dr. Clevens’ Signature Skin Care Collection, the team offers custom anti-aging facials and a variety of chemical peels that give their patients’ skin a healthy, youthful glow.
NeoGraft MaxGraft Hair Restoration
This cutting-edge procedure helps restore hair growth for both men and women experiencing thinning hair or hair loss. During this procedure, the Clevens hair specialists take each hair and individually graft it on the desired area, giving extremely natural results.
“Looking in the mirror was really strange,” said patient Alfie S. “I had been shaving my head for so long that when hair was growing out of my head in areas where I hadn’t had hair for so long, I felt like I was wearing a wig. As time went on and the hair got longer and fuller, I felt younger.”
Breast Implant Removal or Exchange
The move toward embracing a more natural aesthetic has led to an increase in patients having breast implants removed or exchanged for smaller, more modern implants.
Whatever the reason someone walks through the doors of Clevens Face and Body Specialists, the focus is on results. Cosmetic procedures can help align what you see in the mirror with what you feel inside.
“It’s definitely a journey,” Dr. McGregor said, “and you end up becoming a part of our family of patients that we love taking care of. “
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