In the 2000s and even early 2010s, people were into plastic surgery procedures that yielded extreme results. Whether it was a full facelift or large breast implants, the goal was to show off the results in a big way. This not only boosted a person’s confidence but also told other people they had the money to invest in their vanity. Fast forward to 2019 and Los Angeles society has shifted their mindset when it comes to plastic surgery procedures. The facelifts of the past are no longer popular, rather the trend has shifted to a more natural facelift that requires less surgery and downtime. And, as for boob jobs, most women are now wanting a more modest subtle result. Years ago it was common to use implants ranging in size from 500 cc’s to 800 cc’s, but now 275 cc’s to 450 cc’s is much more common. It is hard to pinpoint exactly what sparked this new trend, but many people believe the popularity of social media and selfies is driving what is popular and what is not. What is interesting to note is that while certain procedures are shifting to a more natural reserved result, others are going in the opposite direction. For example, buttock augmentation wasn’t very popular even 10 years ago, but now it’s becoming one of the most frequently requested in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. And, the bigger the better seems to be the motto when it comes to the backside. Lip augmentation is another treatment that is frequently requested with many patients wanting an unnatural result.

Dr. Cruise and his team have noticed these changes and tailor their offerings to meet the demands of their patients.

Popular Cosmetic Procedures in Los Angeles

With the ever-changing trends in cosmetic procedures, Botox and fillers continue to be the most requested non-surgical treatments. People are focusing on subtle changes in areas like their nose, chin, neck, and cheeks. When it comes to the lips, some people want a subtle result while others want a dramatic result. When it comes to augmentation procedures, more and more patients are undergoing fat transfer. These offer a minimally invasive way to get your ideal breast or buttock contours.

Some of the top procedures today are:

  • Buttock Augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift): Uses your own fat to add volume and improve the shape of the buttocks.
  • Breast Augmentation w/ Fat Transfer: Uses your own fat to add volume and improve the shape of the breasts.
  • Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty: This employs the use of fillers to add subtle changes to the nose.
  • Botox: More and more people are getting Botox earlier to prevent wrinkles and aging signs.
  • Fillers: These can smooth out skin, plump lips, add facial volume, improve lower eyelid tear troughs.
  • Laser-Assisted Liposuction: Offers fat removal and skin tightening all in one procedure.
  • Breast Augmentation: Silicone implants, smaller size

Not only are women requesting these procedures, but men are finally starting to jump on board as well. They are realizing that they too deserve to look their best. And, in Los Angeles, it’s no secret image is almost everything.

What Are Your Options?

Whether you want to obtain a natural look or you want something dramatic, Dr. Cruise will work with you to determine the best treatment/s to reach your goals. Dr. Cruise is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing for over 15 years. He treats patients from Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and all surrounding communities.