January 5, 2022

Cosmetic Surgery Trends in 2021

Current statistics and trends demonstrate that not only has cosmetic treatment become more popular, but it is here to stay. Countless patients received a procedure in 2021, and some operations were more popular than others. In general, the most popular procedures this year focused on enhancing beauty and giving patients the luxury of choice.

What Were some of the Most Widespread Procedures This year?

While there were many different procedures that cosmetic surgery patients received nationwide in 2021, the following are some of the most common:


Generally speaking, 2021 saw an increase in the number of patients that pursued microneedling treatments. These procedures improve facial skin quality and thickness by using small needle penetrations in the skin to stimulate collagen production. Since more and more people were working from home last year, the flexibility associated with this treatment made it easier for many patients to navigate the recovery period. Microneedling left many Americans more satisfied with their appearance.

Dermal Injectables or Fillers

With the increasing prevalence of video calls, Zoom meetings, and online dating apps, many people’s faces are now receiving more attention than they used to. This means that, in 2021, many people turned to dermal injectables or fillers to boost their facial volume and rejuvenate their appearance. These solutions can remove stubborn wrinkles, reduce the appearance of tired eyes, and help you combat signs of aging. There are countless injection options, and Dr. Steele or Jennifer Geyer can explain the benefits of each specific one to a prospective patient.

Butt Lifts

Many women struggle to obtain the curves and appearance they desire, even with regular exercise. Therefore, in 2021, countless female patients turned to butt lift procedures for ideal results.

These operations can either be surgical or non-surgical, and the right one for each person depends on their circumstances. One popular surgical procedure is a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), which involves liposuction and fat transfer. However, undergoing a BBL may require an extended recovery period.

Meanwhile, Emsculpt is a non-surgical butt lift procedure that has also been quite popular in 2021 because there is very little downtime. This technique uses muscle stimulation to stimulate muscle growth which improves the volume and shape of the buttocks, without invasive incisions or fat transfer.

Tummy Tucks

Fighting stubborn belly fat is always a challenge, especially when considering the global pandemic that dominated much of 2021. Therefore, the demand for tummy tucks has constantly been on the rise. These operations remove excess abdominal skin and fat while tightening the abdominal wall.  The result is a flatter, tighter abdomen with a narrower waist.  Multiple options are available through full or mini tummy tucks, which makes this a valuable form of treatment for people in need of flexibility.

Brow Lifts and Blepharoplasty

Finally, in 2021, many people pursued brow or eye lifts to make their features stand out underneath their face masks. These versatile facial procedures can fight heavy eyebrows, baggy eyelids, and other complications that make someone look older or more tired than they really are. Recovering from this treatment can require some time, but Dr. Steele and his team will work to minimize complications and the recovery window.

Choosing which 2021 Cosmetic Surgery Trend is Right for You

If you are interested in making changes to your appearance after reading about the numerous cosmetic surgery trends in 2021, you should call Dr. Steele’s office to learn more. During a consultation, he can assess your needs, answer questions, and determine the right treatment or combination of procedures for your unique situation. All of these options will surely remain relevant in 2022, so reach out to the office today to get started on a new you.