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To put it lightly, the cosmetic surgery industry is experiencing a boom. A surprising ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is that more people are researching cosmetic surgeries, calling up clinics and booking appointments than ever before. While some industries have struggled and strained to make it through the pandemic, this industry has gotten busier.

When you look closer at the industry boom, you can see an interesting pattern: patients are choosing the same types of cosmetic surgery. There are lots of different types of plastic surgery available, but the statistics show that certain types are gaining much more attention than others.

What types of cosmetic surgery are the most popular? At the moment, facial rejuvenation surgeries, facial contouring surgeries, body contouring surgeries and breast enhancement surgeries are climbing in popularity to name a few.

At GraceMed clinics, we specialize in a wide range of cosmetic surgeries to serve you better. We have world-class surgeons that can help you pick the procedure that’s right for you. We offer plastic surgery in Oakville and other locations across the Greater Toronto Area.

What Are the Most Popular Types of Cosmetic Surgery?

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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery in the world, and this popularity has maintained for decades.

One thing that has changed about breast augmentations recently, however, is the type of breast implants that patients are looking for. Current trends seem to point to smaller breast implants that appear natural as opposed to larger implants that stand out.

Why is this happening? The trend toward smaller, subtler implants could be a cultural shift away from the 90s, the 2000s and the early 2010’s when size increase and dramatic cleavage was the main focus of this type of cosmetic surgery.

The trend also suits the current fashions. More women are wearing bralettes, spaghetti strap tops and crop tops — all styles that are more cohesive to a smaller chest.

So, how can someone achieve a more natural-looking breast augmentation?

  • Choosing teardrop-shaped implants. These create less cleavage and match the natural curvature of the breasts.
  • Choosing smaller implant volumes. This will only increase the breast by one or two bra cup sizes.
  • Choosing to have the breast implants placed beneath the pectoral muscle instead of above it.
  • Choosing cohesive silicone-gel implants. These often feel softer and more natural than saline implants.

Patients can also forego breast implants and choose fat transfer breast augmentation as an alternative. During a fat transfer breast augmentation, a surgeon collects fat from another area of the body through liposuction and then reinjects it into the breast. The procedure can give the patient a small size increase and natural-looking results.

Book your consultation for breast augmentation in Mississauga to discuss your options. We also offer this type of cosmetic surgery at our clinics in Burlington and North York.

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Facial Surgeries

Facial plastic surgeries have been trending since early 2020, and there are a few theories that explain the special interest in this type of cosmetic surgery.

One theory is that the COVID-19 pandemic created more opportunities to recover from types of cosmetic facial surgery in private. Patients can hide side effects like swelling and bruising behind their masks. Working from home also allows individuals to recover from surgery without any unwanted glances or questions from coworkers. All of the awkward stages of healing can be done out of sight.

Another theory explaining the popularity of these types of cosmetic surgery is called “the Zoom Effect.” So many people had to use videoconferencing apps like Zoom or Skype to communicate with their coworkers, family members and friends. These apps made people see their own faces day-in and day-out and made them start to notice details that they wanted to change. After they spotted these problem areas, they decided to take action and look into the following types of cosmetic surgery.


Many people have noticed that they have deep bags under their eyes now that they are seeing their faces on their computer screens. Unfortunately, these eye bags don’t go away with a good night’s sleep. They’re caused by sagging skin, not inflammation.

This is why blepharoplasties are one of the rejuvenating facial surgeries gaining popularity right now. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) tackles sagging skin on the upper or lower eyelids, leaving the areas taut and smooth. The long-lasting surgery helps patients look refreshed, well-rested and younger than they are.

You can book a consultation for this type of cosmetic surgery at our Burlington, Mississauga and North York clinics.


In the past year, it seems that more people are skipping temporary rejuvenating treatments in favour of more long-lasting solutions. Instead of opting for Botox or dermal fillers that will need routine touch-ups, they’re looking into types of cosmetic surgeries like facelifts. Facelift results should last for years without any need for touch-ups.

Facelifts are customizable procedures that can remove excess skin, smooth out wrinkles and contour the face. Mini lifts/micro lifts offer subtler changes and shorter recovery times. Mini lifts are good options for anyone with mild skin laxity — not moderate to severe skin laxity.

Book your consultation for a facelift in Mississauga to see what kind of facelift is right for you. We also offer this type of cosmetic surgery at our North York clinic.

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Brow Lift

More young women are interested in having brows with high-arches, similar to celebrities like Bella Hadid and Ariana Grande. The dramatic arch can be achieved with the help of Botox. Targeted Botox injections in the forehead can relax the muscles in the brow and raise the arch higher. The effect is subtle and temporary.

While the Botox brow lift is popular, more patients are looking into surgical brow lifts. Why? They want their results to stay. Again, it seems that more people are looking into long-lasting types of cosmetic surgery instead of choosing temporary tweaks.

What is a surgical brow lift? The procedure involves making small incisions behind the hairline, then lifting and securing the forehead/brow area into the desired spot. For those looking for a subtler look and less-invasive procedure, there are mini brow lifts.

You can book a consultation for these types of cosmetic surgery at our Burlington and North York clinics.

Chin Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery out there. Patients seek it out to help them remove stubborn fatty deposits that won’t seem to disappear with exercise or dieting. In some cases, they seek out liposuction to help them transfer those fatty deposits to a more desirable place, like their breasts or buttocks.

The chin is a trendy target for liposuction. Patients want the facial contouring surgery to eliminate their submental fat (the technical term for “double chin”) and give them a slimmer, firmer-looking jawline. Non-surgical options like Belkyra injections or CoolSculpting can also reduce submental fat, but they typically require several treatments to achieve optimal results.

Book your consultation for liposuction in Mississauga to treat your chin, along with any other problem area that you want to address. We also offer this type of cosmetic surgery at our Burlington and North York clinics.

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Body Contouring

Body contouring procedures are more in-demand than ever. The website RealSelf found that some of the most researched procedures in 2020 were body contouring surgeries. In their findings, tummy tucks and Brazilian Butt Lifts were the most popular types of cosmetic surgery for women to research. The top five types of cosmetic surgery for men included tummy tucks, Brazilian Butt Lifts and liposuction.

What’s encouraging this trend? The rising interest in body contouring procedures can also be partially credited to the pandemic. The stress of living through a worldwide crisis made it a challenge to stick to healthy habits like eating a wholesome diet, exercising and getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night.

Naturally, this has led to people gaining weight and losing muscle tone in a relatively short amount of time. They don’t want to keep these physical changes from the pandemic. They want to shed those stubborn pounds and get their toned figure back. Certain types of cosmetic surgery can help them achieve this goal.

The pandemic has also given people a lot of time for self-reflection. Maybe they’ve always wanted to get certain types of cosmetic surgery but never took the initiative to book any consultations. Maybe they disliked a certain part of their body but never researched what types of cosmetic surgery could fix it. The time at home has given people an opportunity to take a closer look at themselves and determine what they want to change.

Tummy Tucks

Tummy tucks are one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery right now. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the midsection and strengthens the abdominal muscles. The procedure can help the patient get a flat, toned abdomen.

The procedure is very useful for people that have excess skin around their midsection — this is a common side effect of dramatic weight loss. The loose or sagging skin is removed during the surgery so that the area is taut and contoured.

Tummy tucks are also very popular with moms. Why is that? First, tummy tucks remove the loose, sagging skin that hangs around the belly post-pregnancy.

Second, many moms suffer from a condition called diastasis recti, where the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy. This separation might not correct itself in the months after delivery. The abdominal muscles can remain weak and cause problems like poor posture, lower back pain, bloating and constipation. One of the most effective ways to fix diastasis recti is to get a tummy tuck.

These are two reasons why the procedure is commonly included in a Mommy Makeover (a combination of different types of cosmetic surgery for moms). You can book your consultation for a tummy tuck or mommy makeover at our Burlington, Mississauga or North York clinic.

Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBLs)

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBLs) is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery at the moment. More and more patients are turning to the procedure to increase the size of their buttocks and get an hourglass figure.

How does a BBL work? During the procedure, the surgeon collects fat through liposuction from certain areas of the body, like the stomach, the thighs and the lower back, and then reinjects that fat into the buttocks. This will increase the size and shape of the buttocks and make the surrounding areas look smoother and curvier.

You can book a consultation for this type of cosmetic surgery at our Burlington, Mississauga or North York clinics.

Non-Surgical Body Contouring

Tummy tucks, liposuction and BBLs aren’t the only body contouring procedures that are surging in popularity. Non-surgical body contouring treatments are also all the rage. These treatments are ideal for patients that are nervous about surgery, have allergies to anesthesia or who can’t take a lot of time off to recover.

What are some popular body contouring treatments? For those who want to build up muscle tone in their abdomen or buttocks, there is EmSculpt. EmSculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy pulses to create supramaximal muscle contractions — these are more contractions than you would get through a regular workout. These contractions strengthen and tone the muscles.

For those who want to melt away fat, there is CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting (cryolipolysis) is a treatment that targets and freezes fat cells without damaging surrounding nerves, muscles and skin. The body sheds those dead fat cells, leaving a slimmer contoured surface.

Book your appointment for EmSculpt or coolsculpting in Mississauga and get your treatment plan started. We also offer these body contouring treatments and more at our clinics in Burlington, Oakville and North York.

Come to GraceMed

These are just some examples of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery right now! A few of these types of cosmetic surgery have maintained their popularity for decades, while others have recently garnered more interest. The trends are bound to shift again. There will be different types of cosmetic surgery gaining popularity in the upcoming years.

We offer all of these types of cosmetic surgeries and treatments at GraceMed. So, if any of them have piqued your interest, you should book a consultation at our nearest clinic.