A trip to the plastic surgeon doesn’t necessarily mean drastic changes, like full face-lifts or walking out with twice the butt you went in with (although that’s what gets the most attention, for better or worse).
These days, plastic surgery is all about subtle changes, or what New York City–based dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dendy Engelman, M.D., calls “tweakments,” which you can easily get on your lunch break.
“We’re seeing people opt for little surgeries over time and maintenance with injectables, which makes patients appear to age more naturally, rather than going from wrinkles to skintight at age 65 or 70,” she tells SELF.
According to new statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures (like Botox and facial fillers) has risen consistently since 2000, with a total rise of 180 percent. Last year, there were 15.4 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S.
That’s nearly nine times the number of cosmetic surgeries in the same time frame. And what are people popping into the derm’s office to have done? Here are six subtle treatments plastic surgeons predict to be the biggest hits in 2017.