Be In the Know: Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery Trends in 2022

  Alonzo Cosmetic Surgery      Tue, 15 Nov 2022

The world is constantly changing at a rapid pace and the intricate and fascinating space of beauty and aesthetics is no different. Standards and expectations on what is beautiful or visually pleasing are continuously evolving globally as digital culture opens up platforms for new ideas and beliefs. Whereas before, traditional media like television dramas and advertisements or printed type magazines showing skinny and fair-skinned female supermodels or ripped male actors dominate the beauty discourse, nowadays, social media has highlighted so many types and forms of allure and aesthetics. The cosmetics surgery industry successfully kept up with these shifts and also catered to the varying needs of each client, all while ensuring safe experiences and guaranteed options. Nowadays, technologies and strategies are more advanced and people have so much more procedures to choose from. Whether you want minor enhancements or desire to change something permanently, you can simply choose from a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments and achieve the results you want. This year, new and old trends have emerged while a few others seem to be falling behind ‘what’s in’. Here are five popular cosmetic surgery trends in 2022:

#1. The Advent of Body Contouring

Finally, the world is starting to open up its borders! People are slowly coming back to their normal routines after being locked up in their houses for so long. While people have been generally creative to keep themselves moving and entertained, many have also resorted to less demanding activities like netflix, online games, reading books, or sleeping. Not to mention, people also had to sit for more than 8 hours doing lectures for school or working from home. Coupled with stress and anxiety over the pandemic, many have found themselves gaining a few pounds. There is nothing wrong with gaining weight of course; but wanting a more defined and toned body shape isn’t wrong either. When it was safe enough to do so, many clients have opted for different body contouring and toning procedures to get rid of stubborn fats, especially those that could not be eliminated by diet and exercise. Some of the most popular ones include:

  • Liposuction Redefines the contour of the body by sucking and removing unwanted and stubborn fat deposits in certain parts of the body permanently.
  • Facial Liposuction Corrects and enhances facial symmetry by eliminating unsightly fat deposits from localized areas of the face.
  • Tummy tuck Tightens abdominal muscles by removing skin and fat for a firmer, flatter stomach profile, and a more visually attractive waistline.
  • Brazilian Butt Lift Removes excess fat from a donor area in the body and injects it into the buttocks for a rounder and fuller backside profile.
  • #2. Declining Popularity of Facial Procedures

    The Zoom boom of the pandemic has definitely put facial visuals at the center of beauty trends. With nothing but the face and shoulders to showcase in online meetings or classes, some have been very creative with filters but others have also become increasingly aware of certain facial features that they would like to enhance. Indeed, 2020 and 2021 was a pivotal period for facial surgeries like facelift, facial liposuction, rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation. While these procedures are still very much in-demand, the numbers are lower than the last 2 years and in comparison to the rise of body procedures. The pendulum is swinging back, so they say, reflecting a more balanced preference between the face and the body.

    #3. Less is more: Natural-looking visuals

    The long-lockdowns during the height of the pandemic have also elevated attraction towards natural-looking profiles and features. Some are motivated by the idea of not having to look like you ‘got work done’ but others simply want to achieve symmetry rather than exaggerate certain features. For instance, one of the all time favorite procedures among women is breast augmentation, a surgical procedure that uses implants to enlarge the breasts, increasing its size and adding fullness to the overall chest profile. For some, instead of enhancing breast size dramatically, the motivation is to achieve a more proportionate upper body profile to enhance overall shape. In facial procedures as well, much like how ‘no make-up make-up’ technique works, surgeries are also targeted to make the face appear more youthful, natural, clean, and balanced.

    #4. Beauty for all: Male cosmetic surgeries

    More and more men have joined the cosmetic surgery trend this year. The numbers have been rising in the past decade so this should not be surprising, but the popularity has surged even more this 2022, as men have also become more open to aesthetic enhancements, either for work or their personal matters. Facial and body procedures alike are sought by male clients and they are becoming bolder and more confident in their choices. Whereas before, men preferred minimally demanding procedures on areas that are hardly noticeable or covered, such as procedures on genitalia, their preferences have now expanded. To know more about male cosmetic surgeries read: Inclusivity in Beauty: Cosmetic Surgeries for Men and Women

    #5. Surgeries in pairs and packages

    While cosmetic surgeries have become even more popular in the last few years, there is still not a one size that fits all. Body types, preferences, and aesthetic goals are not all the same and thus, cosmetic surgeons seek to offer and achieve bespoke results for their clients. This makes it a trend to combine different procedures to satisfy the personalized goals of patients. Some combine different minor procedures in one operation, while others schedule operations in a defined short timeline, especially in cases where major and more complicated surgeries are involved. This usually depends on the professional assessment of the surgeon during consultations. Below are some commonly combined procedures:

  • Chin Augmentation and Rhinoplasty Achieves facial symmetry
  • Facelift surgery and Eyelid Surgery Defies signs of aging
  • Breast Augmentation and Liposuction Body contouring
  • Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, and Tummy Tuck Body contouring famous for Mommy Makeovers

  • Stacking up procedures is relatively cheaper and while it may require a longer recovery period, it also helps you achieve your overall desired results quicker.


    Trends reflect the changing and evolving preferences of consumers in the beauty industry. But you should remember that trends should not control preferences in return. At the end of the day, you should be honest, realistic, and positive about your beauty goals. Discussing with your surgeon is the best way to do this. At Alonzo Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a complete experience for our clients. We guide them to determine the best fit for their goals and ensure their safety as well as guaranteed and striking results. Schedule a visit with us to know more!

    Works Cited

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