Mall bangs. Permanent lipliner. Bell bottoms. Trends come and go - some of them not soon enough - but when they’re here, they can cause quite a stir. This is nowhere more apparent than in the world of cosmetic surgery. A field that used to be associated with breast implants and rhinoplasties for the rich and famous just 20 years ago is now more commonly associated with Brazilian butt-lifts, Botox and hyaluronic acid lip injections for the selfie crowd.
But while some trends stand the test of time, others are resigned to their spot in ancient history. So when "Allure" magazine released an article titled "The Biggest 4 Plastic Surgery Trends for 2018," we wondered how many of these trends were just that, and which procedures would stick around for the long haul. Here’s an expert opinion on whether these trendy procedures are as trendy as they seem.
Claim: "Botox 2.0"A plastic surgeon is quoted saying a product that’s "better than Botox" is set to hit the market in 2018. In fact, there may be several products that are better than Botox headed your way in the new year. But with no other details, it’s hard to know what those products could be.
VerdictWithout giving any real details, it's hard to make the call on this one, but we will say this: Botox isn’t just for relaxing away wrinkles anymore. It’s been used to treat everything from TMJ disorders to overactive sweat glands and bladders. It has been proven safe, and it works. So yes, there may be products that come for its crown, but considering the versatility, effectiveness and relative affordability of trusty old Botox, we doubt anyone will be stealing the throne anytime soon.