Whether you’re for or against invasive aesthetic transformations, it’s a booming industry with new technologies advancing treatments all the time. 2019 looks set to see the demand for cosmetic surgery procedures further increase, with a trend for truly natural-looking results. We asked experts from The Private Clinic of Harley Street, one of the country’s leading cosmetic surgery groups, and influential industry figure cosmetic doctor Dr Esho, to share their new year ‘tweakment’ predictions, below.
5. Minimally-invasive bunion treatment
We can thank the Meghan-effect for this one, given the speculation around the Duchess of Sussex’s bunion treatment this year, but luckily, it’s also driven by major advancements in the treatment for the condition. Mr Andrea Bianchi, orthopaedic surgeon at The Private Clinic of Harley Street explains that, “a pioneering, minimally-invasive keyhole surgery is now available that requires only a local anaesthetic and removes a bunion quickly without the use of screws or plates. Unlike any other bunion surgery available in the UK, patients can walk without crutches immediately after the procedure and are able to return to everyday activities almost straight away.”
He’s therefore expecting to see “a huge surge in the number of women seeking treatment for their bunions”. And why not?