The Biggest Trends in Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Surgery

Fashion is always changing and so is the world of plastic surgery. Every year, we see new trends. Men and women of all ages are always looking for ways to fresh up their looks. From Australia to Austria, things are forever changing.

At Dr Turner’s clinics in Sydney on the Northern Beaches & Eastern Suburbs as well as Newcastle, we’ve seen some exciting new trends. Here is a rundown of the latest and greatest new plastic surgery trends of the year.

Lip fillers have been trending with the ‘Kylie Jenner’ generation. This is generally characterised by the impact of celebrities who ‘bare all’ about their physical modifications to allow cosmetic enhancement to step out of the shadows and onto the red carpet.


The body contouring industry is expected to double in the next five years. The market is now getting flooded with cryolipolysis machines or better known to most people as ‘fat freezing’ as the below zero temperatures cause the fat cells to die and melt away. This non-surgical fat-reduction treatment uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. As the public tries to fight back against growing levels of obesity, cool sculpting helps get rid of unflattering features following weight loss.

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Breast augmentation will most likely remain in the top 5 cosmetic surgeries for 2017. However, this year saw an increase in the number of requests received for smaller, low profile implants (Turrill, 2017) that create a far more natural and subtle enhancement. What you can expect from a Dr Turner appointment is a proper assessment in finding the perfect size that naturally suits your body shape.

Many women have lost breast shape or volume due to the process of ageing, breastfeeding or significant weight loss, while for other women they may simply have breasts that did not develop during puberty. This is why breast augmentation surgery has become the most common cosmetic surgery procedure that Dr Turner performs in his Sydney Clinics.


Deoxycholic acid injections that is an FDA approved injectable solution that dissolves and melts away fat. With the millennials starting the ‘selfie’ generation, it is predicted to be popular as it begins to overtake the market. An overwhelming 68% of doctors say they expect to have more male patients requesting work done on the chin or neck. With the promise of eliminating stubborn fat under the chin, this innovative product will revolutionise the cosmetic industry and bring back confidence to you and your selfies.

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Liposuction is a very popular surgery and will most likely remain one of the top procedures. It removes stubborn, diet-resistant localised fatty deposits beneath the skin.Virtually any area of fat accumulation can be treated with liposuction to restore a slim, contoured profile and provide men or women with youthful, natural-looking results. This is one of Dr Turner’s most popular procedures.

Your cosmetic liposuction surgery consultation begins with a personal one on one consultation with Dr Turner at one of his Sydney clinics. Firstly you are fully informed of the normal surgery process, plus possible complications (quite rare). After discussing your medical history and procedure goals, Dr Scott Turner conducts a thorough examination to assess you as a good surgical candidate.

Most of these surgeries are currently performed at Dr Turner’s clinics and Medispa. If you’re interested in gaining more information about these cosmetic procedures, please contact us. 

1: Fat Treatments – Fat is where it’s at

Of course, liposuction has continued to be a huge trend. It’s a safe and incredibly effective way to get rid of stubborn fat that doesn’t budge with diet or exercise.

Non-surgical fat removing treatments like CoolSculpting have also been surging in popularity. With no anaesthesia, incisions, or recovery time, this simple procedures permanently removes fat. In fact, CoolSculpting is the only fat-freezing procedure that has been approved by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration to eliminate stubborn fat.

Another exciting development in the world of injectables is Double Chin Injections. Also known as Kybella, this is non-surgical, permanent treatment that can get rid of a double chin in a matter of minutes.

 2: Men’s Procedures

In Sydney and around the world, we’ve seen a massive increase in the number of men who are interested in getting plastic surgery. Since 1997, there has been a whopping 325 per cent increase in the number of men who get cosmetic surgery.

From injectables to plastic surgeries that have always been popular like facelifts and liposuction, men are clamouring for a change.

At Dr Turner’s clinics in Sydney, Dee Why, and Newcastle, we now offer a range of specialised procedures to meet the unique concerns and wishes of men.

Dr Turner offers customised procedure options for men like gynaecomastia (male breast reduction), facelifts, nose jobs, eyelid surgery.

3: New Facial Procedures

In our selfie-obsessed world, men and women alike are getting facial cosmetic surgeries. Traditional treatments like neck lifts and face lifts are still the gold standard in turning back the clock.

Of course, injectables are also an incredible way of restoring and maintaining a youthful look.

Anti-wrinkle injections are the most effective way to minimise any wrinkles forming and dermal fillers are the top pick for restoring any lost volume.

4: Labiaplasty & Clitoral Hood Surgery

Just over the past year, there’s been a 39 per cent increase in the number of labiaplasty procedures done. For women who have seen a major change after pregnancy or have been uncomfortable with their bodies since puberty, new options like labiaplasty surgery, clitoral hood reduction, mons lift liposuction, and labia major reduction has been life-changing.

If you are looking to change your own look, talk to us! Dr Turner offers one-to-one consultation where you can have a no-obligation chat about your options.

Plastic Surgery Trend From Around the World

The world of plastic surgery is constantly evolving. Combing ever-changing beauty trends with constantly progressing medical techniques, there are always new cosmetic surgery trends evolving. From Sydney to Seoul to Sacramento, plastic surgeons are seeing a wide range of requests from men and women looking to change things up from head to toe.

Throughout the world, there is no procedure more popular than Anti-Wrinkle Injections. With millions of procedures being done every year, men and women alike are in love with this anti-ageing injection. In terms of actual surgical procedures, breast augmentation has continued to be the most popular plastic surgery for women while the most requested option for men is eyelid surgery.

Which country has the most Cosmetic Surgery?

Did you know that 20 per cent of all cosmetic surgery is done in the United States of America? Of course, with a population of more than 320 million people, it only makes sense that they are at the top of the list.

Following the States, Brazil does the second-highest number of cosmetic surgeries in the world. The remaining counties who make up the top five of the planet’s most plastic surgery obsessed countries are Japan, South Korea, and Mexico.

Which Country has the most plastic surgery procedures?

While plastic surgery is more popular than ever before in Sydney, we are far from the world’s plastic surgery capital. In fact, even places synonymous with flawless beauty like Hollywood and Rio de Janeiro aren’t leading the world in plastic surgery. Believe it or not, Seoul, South Korea is the place with more plastic surgeries than anywhere else on the planet!

Seoul is leading the way in cosmetic surgery trends in both traditional procedures and ultra-popular non-invasive techniques. Want to know what will be the next big trend in Australia? You might want to look to this thriving Asian capital.

At the moment, eyelid procedures are the number one cosmetic surgery in Korea. Women and men alike are clamouring to have a more wide-eyed, Western look. Of course, we are seeing this same trend around the world.

At Dr Turner’s practices in Dee Why, Sydney, and Newcastle, we often have patients of Asian decent looking for a way to create a more traditional Western look. For some men and women, a blepharoplasty is a great option for opening up the eye area by creating a natural crease in the eyelid while eliminating age-related concerns like puffiness, drooping, and bags under the eyes.

In Sydney, Seoul, and across the planet, we are seeing the sustained popularity of facelifts and a wide range of body contouring procedures. Trendy Western-inspired surgeries like Brazilian Butt Lifts are gaining popularity while classic options like liposuction are universally appealing.

For new mums across the world, Mummy Makeovers can be a life-changing experience.

If you live in Brisbane, you are most likely to want breast augmentation but if you reside in Sydney, you are more likely to consider liposuction or rhinoplasty.

Research from Realself has revealed what different Australian city residents are interested in when it comes to cosmetic surgery.

Looking at the four major cities, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane- RealSelf discovered that breast augmentation is the most searched procedure on their cosmetic treatment website, with most of that researching being 79% of women and more than half are aged between 18-34 years old.

After breast augmentation and implants, rhinoplasty was the most searched procedure followed by a tummy tuck, facelift and the ‘mummy makeover’. Also in the top ten were breast reduction, eyelid surgery, breast lift and anti-wrinkle injections.

For more information on any of the above procedures listed, please call our friendly staff on 1300 641 199 

The non-invasive trend is hotter than ever, especially in Seoul. Just like the patients we see here in Sydney, the average Korean is looking for a solution that is looking for quick, safe, and affordable. Men and women love non-surgical liposuction options CoolSculpting because it permanently gets rid of fat with no downtime or injections. Meanwhile, Double Chin Injections is a non-surgical, permanent treatment that can eliminate a double chin during your lunch break.

Needless to say, you can’t talk about non-invasive techniques without talking about injectables. Like we are seeing everywhere from Newcastle to New York, Botox and other anti-wrinkle injections are huge in Seoul. Women looking to turn back the clock and gloss over existing signs of ageing are also crazy for dermal fillers.

Things are always changing in the world of plastic surgery. While some beauty ideals are timeless, we are always seeing new sources of inspiration. From classic beauties like Grace Kelly to women we’ve been hearing about for decades like Angelina Jolie, we see countless celebrities photos at Dr Turner’s practices in Sydney and Newcastle.

One of the new trends spreading the planet is the Melania Trump Makeover. The first lady of the United States has been inspiring ladies from Sacramento to Sydney with her stunning head to toe look.

Over a lifetime, the average millennial will take over 25,000 selfies.

Even if you don’t take selfies, you’re likely to see a lot of yourself on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, or other digital media over the course of your everyday life.

Given that we spend an average of over two hours every day on social media, it’s not that surprising that many of us will see more pictures of ourselves online this year than our great-grandparents saw in their entire lifetimes.

These photos often show us edited, idealized versions of what we could look like. Recently, many have turned to plastic surgery to make their real-life-selves a closer match to those online ideals.

In the past, plastic surgery consultations were often shaped by pop stars and celebrities – the latest Kardashian sisters’ image or your favorite actor’s nose. Today, patients instead often come in with an edited photo of themselves as inspiration.

In the U.S., almost half (42%) of plastic surgeons say they regularly meet with patients who want to make themselves look better in photos.

This boom in image-inspired surgery can be empowering. Instead of emulating a pop-culture ideal, social-media inspired surgery can help many people look like more symmetrical, attractive versions of themselves.

Selfies can be powerful tools for self-expression; they let us control the image of ourselves we present to the world.

This trend is also changing the types of procedure people want.

For example, in the past, nose jobs were the most common surgical requests. Today, many people want procedures which enhance their physical symmetry, making their bodies look like natural – and yet more symmetrical, enhanced – versions of themselves.

Many of these social-media inspired trends are less invasive: Breast Fat Grafting, Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Coolsculpting all need less recovery time, so patients who don’t have as much time to spend in recovery and the office have many more options available to them today.


The influence of social media on plastic surgery trends also makes it more important to take a close look at the role of online influencers in shaping our perceptions – both of what’s normal and of what’s possible.

Many online figures don’t reveal the intense retouching, filtering, and editing that also go into presenting their photos. They often don’t look anything like their online pictures in real life.

In a world where everyone has access to editing tools, all it takes is a few seconds of adjustment on Instagram, and we look like the polished, more perfect versions of ourselves.

But the reality is that almost no one looks exactly like their online self. When seeking plastic surgery, it’s important to keep in mind how online versions of reality can shape our perceptions of ideal beauty.

Feeling too eager to look like a photoshopped version of yourself or someone else can be unhealthy, especially if the photo in question represents an unobtainable ideal.

In other words, while our selfies and the accounts of online influences can be a powerful inspiration, it’s still important to stay on the same page with your surgeon about what’s attainable and to remember that what is visible online doesn’t always match real-life appearances.

To learn more about how surgery can help you contact Dr Turner

About Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

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Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you natural, beautiful results and the improved sense of well-being you want. He is one of the top Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a Breast and Body Surgery focus in New South Wales.

Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most natural, effective and safest surgical procedures. He is a committed board member of ASAPS – Australia Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional, world-class cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.

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