This Will Be the Most Popular Plastic Surgery Treatment of 2017



I don't remember the exact day, but at some point this year, I realized that half the women I know are sporting some kind of injection—lip injections, under-eye injections, underarm injections. During the last year, this stuff all became normal. And according to cosmetic surgeons, injectable beauty is only going to get more common in 2017.

"Last year alone, we were injected more than 6.6 million times, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery," Allure reports. This number is almost 40% higher than what we saw five years ago. “The more you see this look—which is all over social media—the more accepted it becomes and the more people are OK with it,” Jessica Wu, a USC assistant clinical professor of dermatology, told Allure. It may have started with celebrities, but now, more and more everyday women are receiving injections to enhance their lips, thicken the skin under their eyes, and soften the look of fine lines.

But plastic surgeons agree that trends are shifting, and they predict a new set of procedures will become the norm in 2017. According to board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph A. Russo, MD, 2016 was the year the mainstream warmed up to injections, and next year, we will see a tendency toward treatments that offer longer-lasting results with less downtime.

Keep scrolling to see our expert's predictions for the most popular procedures of 2017!