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Top 5 Trending Plastic Surgery Procedures for 2024

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In the world of beauty, the quest for perfection is a journey that never seems to end. As we step even further into 2024, the landscape of plastic surgery is evolving at an unprecedented pace, with new techniques and technologies reshaping our ideas of what’s possible. To get a pulse on the latest trends that are capturing the imaginations (and appointments) of beauty enthusiasts, we’re turning to the experts at New You Plastic Surgery, a top practice with multiple locations in the NYC area.

Ahead, Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam, Dr. Micheline Goulart, and NP Injector Jen Cardenas share their insights and expertise into the top 5 trending plastic surgery procedures for 2024, uncovering the reasons behind their popularity, what to expect, and the transformative potential they hold.


1. Mini C-Tuck

Overview: The Mini C-Tuck is a signature procedure developed by Dr. Nikfarjam that addresses a very common but often overlooked concern women have after having a C-section. 

Due to the nature and sometimes urgency of a C-section, the resultant scar may be hypertrophic, jagged, or tethered to the deeper tissues causing a skin flap or “pouch” across the lower abdomen. Patients will come to us with these aesthetic concerns, but also functional concerns as the scar can be painful and limit range of motion. The Mini C-Tuck addresses these scar concerns while also tightening abdominal skin and contouring the waistline. 

The surgeon will start by placing a new incision just below the existing scar, pull down and tighten the abdominal skin, and trim the excess. Liposuction contouring to the abdomen polishes off this procedure resulting in a flatter, slimmer profile and a new, nearly invisible incision line. 

Benefits: The mini c-tuck procedure offers several benefits, including the removal of unsightly or painful C-section scars while contouring the abdominal profile. Let’s delve deeper into these benefits:

  1. Removes Unsightly C-Section Scars: Many women who have undergone a C-section may be left with unsightly scars on their lower abdomen. These scars can be a source of self-consciousness and discomfort. The mini c-tuck revises these scars while creating a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing abdominal appearance.
  1. Reduces Pain and Discomfort: In some cases, C-section scars can cause discomfort, including itching, tightness, or sensitivity. By removing the scar tissue during the mini c-tuck procedure, patients can experience relief from these symptoms, improving their overall comfort and quality of life.
  1. Contours the Abdominal Profile: In addition to scar removal, the mini c-tuck also focuses on contouring the abdominal profile. This involves removing excess skin and fat to create a flatter, more toned appearance. By addressing both the scar and the surrounding skin, the mini c-tuck achieves comprehensive abdominal rejuvenation.
  1. Can Be Eligible for Insurance Coverage: When the presence of scar tissue is causing physical discomfort and is hindering a patient’s ability to function, health insurance policies can often cover that aspect of the procedure.

Downtime: The downtime associated with a Mini C-Tuck is much less than that of a traditional tummy tuck.  Patients are advised to limit physical activity for 3-4 weeks, but most return to “normal” daily living activities within 5-7 days.  Localized swelling, bruising, and discomfort are expected within the first week which can be managed with pain medications, lymphatic massage, and compression garments. 

Expert insight: “My OBGYN colleagues started sending me patients who were concerned with their mal-healed C-sections scars. In examining and speaking with these patients, I realized that they had additional aesthetic concerns that I could solve for them in one singular procedure.  I can remove the unwanted scar (which is often covered by insurance) and add on a few components to perform a mini tummy tuck. Hence the mini C-Tuck was born!  Many women report feeling that they didn’t think anything could be done for their scars, or that this concern wouldn’t be taken seriously. But the solution for this is so simple!  If it’s something that bothers you, there’s no reason not to try to address it.”


2. Labiaplasty

Overview: This surgical procedure focuses on modifying the size or shape of the labia minora or labia majora- the skin folds encircling the vaginal opening. Frequently sought to address aesthetic concerns or alleviate discomfort stemming from enlarged or asymmetrical labia, labiaplasty is gaining traction as a top choice for enhancing both appearance and comfort.

During a labiaplasty procedure, the surgeon removes excess tissue from the labia minora or labia majora to achieve the desired size and shape. The surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Like any surgical procedure, patients will be advised to limit physical activity for a few weeks. Most patients can return to normal daily activities within a few days following the procedure.


  1. Improved Comfort: Labiaplasty can alleviate discomfort or irritation caused by enlarged or elongated labia minora. This may include discomfort during physical activities such as exercise, sexual intercourse, as well as chafing from underwear and clothing.
  1. Restored Confidence: Women who have an enlarged or elongated labia will report self-consciousness related to the condition which can affect their relationships and intimacy habits. Whereas variations in vulva and labia appearance are completely normal, there are outliers that fall into a medical diagnosis category of “labia hypertrophy.” Those who fall under this category may wish to correct their labia size which can help restore confidence and enhance their relationships and sexual wellness.
  1. Symmetry: Labiaplasty can correct asymmetry between the labia minora, creating a more balanced appearance.
  1. Increased Sexual Satisfaction: Some individuals may experience improved sexual satisfaction following a labiaplasty, particularly if discomfort during intercourse was a concern prior to surgery.

Downtime: Labiaplasty patients can expect swelling and discomfort around the surgery site for a few days to a week which can be managed by rest and pain medication.  Like any surgical procedure, patients will be advised to avoid strenuous activities, including sexual activities, for a few weeks. 

Expert insight: According to Dr. Micheline Goulart, Board certified Plastic Surgeon, “Labiaplasties are getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason!” Dr. Goulart sheds light on this unique procedure, explaining why it’s an excellent choice for those who are candidates.

  1. Everybody’s Different: “First things first, labiaplasty isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of deal. Every woman’s body is unique, which means every procedure should be too. It’s about really taking the time to understand what each individual woman wants and needs from the surgery.”
  1. Looking Good, Feeling Good: “Sure, labiaplasty can make things look better down there, but it’s not just about aesthetics. For many women, enlarged or elongated labia can be a real pain—literally. Activities like running or even wearing certain clothes can become uncomfortable. Labiaplasty can help ease these discomforts and improve overall quality of life.”
  1. Tech-Savvy Surgery: “We’re living in the age of technology, and surgery is no exception. Thanks to advancements like laser devices and radiofrequency technology, surgeons can perform labiaplasty with more precision and less risk. That means faster healing and better results for patients.”
  1. Team Effort: “Labiaplasty isn’t just about the surgeon—it’s a team effort. Plastic surgeons, gynecologists, and other healthcare providers all work together to provide the best possible care for their patients. That means comprehensive evaluations, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing support throughout the process.”

“Labiaplasties are not as taboo as they once were”, says Dr. Goulart.  “Women are normalizing discussions about genitalia both socially and with their physicians.  Normalizing these conversations allows us, as surgeons, the opportunity to educate our patients so they can make the best informed decisions and establish healthy and realistic expectations.”

3. Skinvive

Overview: Skinvive is the first and only injectable moisturizer that revitalizes and hydrates the skin from the inside out. Skinvive delivers hyaluronic acid via tiny microdroplets underneath the skin’s surface as a way to improve skin quality and texture.


1. Skin Rejuvenation:  Skinvive helps to deeply hydrate the skin, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  This hydration boost also plumps the skin, restoring a youthful, healthy, and radiant complexion.

2. Enhanced Skin Elasticity: By providing essential hydration to the skin, Skinvive can help to improve skin elasticity, leading to firmer, more supple skin.

3. Long-lasting Results: Skinvive’s hydrating effects can last up to six months, providing long-lasting benefits for the skin.

Downtime: Skinvive is delivered via needle but is very different from other injectable treatments. Skinvive is injected very superficially which yields less risk for bruising.  Temporary and superficial redness and swelling are common immediately following the procedure, but most patients can return to normal activities almost immediately!

Expert insight: According to NP Injector Jennifer Cardenas, “We’re witnessing a major trend towards embracing a natural look in 2024. There has also been an emphasis on more proactivity when it comes to beauty and skincare- preventing the signs of aging before they start. Skinvive is all about those vibes. Think of it as the ultimate skin hydration boost, giving you that fresh, radiant, and youthful glow so you can confidently go makeup free (or even just a little less makeup).  Now, let’s clear something up: Skinvive is not filler, nor is it Botox. It’s a supercharged moisturizer that we inject into your skin, leaving you looking rejuvenated and renewed for up to six months.”

NP Jennifer Cardenas’ patients are loving this one of a kind procedure for the quick treatment time and immediate, long lasting results.

4. Lower Face Botox

Overview:  At this point, nearly everyone is familiar with Botox injections to treat the upper portion of the face (forehead, glabella, crow’s feet) but Lower Face Botox is just now coming into the spotlight as an anti-aging and facial contouring tool.  The DAOs (Depressor Anguli Oris muscles), Platysma Bands, and Chin can all be treated with Botox to refine facial features.  In a nutshell, lower face Botox is like a precision tool for sculpting and refining your jawline, mouth, and neck area.  The temporary softening of the targeted muscles will lift and smooth the lower part of the face with results lasting 3-4 months.


  1. DAO Botox (Depressor Anguli Oris): Some people have a slight natural downturn to their mouth resulting in an unhappy (hello, RBF) or older appearance. Botox to the DAOs can perk up the corners of the mouth, allowing a more cheerful and youthful expression. It can also help improve the appearance of jowls as the release of these muscles draws the lower face more upwards.
  1. Platysma Band Botox: Platysma Botox, also known as the Nefertiti neck lift, is named after Queen Nefertiti of ancient Egypt, renowned for her long, elegant neck. Botox to the platysma smoothes and softens the neck while contouring the jawline.
  1. Chin: Botox can be injected into the chin to reduce dimpling, smooth out wrinkles, or even create a slightly more pointed or defined chin shape.

Overall, Botox for facial rejuvenation delivers again and again. For patients that are already sold on Botox for the upper face, the lower face is their next beauty obsession.

Downtime: The downtime associated with lower face Botox is minimal, making it a convenient option for individuals with busy lifestyles. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Expert insight: According to NP Injector Jennifer Cardenas “We have noticed a significant uptick in lower face Botox treatments lately. I am a big advocate for this procedure, mainly because of its incredible lifting effects. You see, aging doesn’t just hit us in the upper part of the face—it affects the lower two-thirds as well. This helps ensure that the entire face ages harmoniously, without one area showing more signs of aging than the others.”

From giving the neck a little lift with platysmal band injections to perking up those mouth corners with some DAO release, it’s all about precision. And the best part? The results are subtle and natural looking.  Patients who are hesitant to undergo a surgical procedure might find a nice improvement by trying injectables, such as Botox, first. 

5. Mini Aug

 Overview:The mini augmentation has been gaining popularity among those seeking a more natural or high fashion look. The major implant manufacturers have responded to this demand by offering new, smaller sized implants that are utilized to enhance shape more than size. Surgeons can utilize fat transfer methods along with these “mini implants” to create a youthful and natural looking breast appearance.


  1. Natural-looking results: Mini augmentations aim to achieve a subtle enhancement that complements the patient’s natural body proportions, resulting in a balanced and youthful appearance.
  1. Quick recovery time: Patients are often surprised by the rapid recovery time of a breast augmentation. Most patients return to normal daily activities within just a few days!
  1. Customized approach: Mini augmentations are tailored to each patient’s specific goals and preferences. Many patients seeking a Mini augmentation have more concerns than just gaining a cup size. They are seeking more nuanced enhancements such as upper pole fullness, volume restoration post weight loss or pregnancy, or correction of asymmetry.  The mini augmentation allows for these subtleties to be realized. 

Downtime: As with any surgical procedure, patients will be advised to avoid physical exertion for a few weeks.  While individual recovery experiences may vary, patients can typically expect some initial discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the breast area, which gradually improves over the following days and weeks. Most individuals are able to resume household or desk-work activities within a few days. 

Expert insight: Let’s talk about mini breast augmentation—it’s kind of like the ‘Goldilocks’ of boob jobs. Not too big, not too small, just right. So, what’s all the hype about? Well, according to Dr. Nikfarjam, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, he says “Picture this: You want a little boost in your bust without going overboard. Maybe you’re tired of feeling like your bras are always a bit empty, or you just want a bit more symmetry. That’s where mini breast augmentation comes in.”

Dr. Nikfarjam sees it as a customized upgrade for your girls. Instead of breasts that enter the room before you do, a mini breast augmentation offers a more subtle enhancement. It’s like adding a touch of volume where you want it most, without having to change your whole look- or your whole wardrobe.  Dr. Nikfarjam states, “there are women who want to enhance their breasts but don’t necessarily want to gain two cup sizes.  Now we have great options for them by utilizing these smaller implants along with some other tried and true surgical measures such as fat grafting or breast lifts.” 

So, why are women flocking to mini breast augmentation according to Dr. Nikfarjam? “It’s the perfect blend of beauty and practicality. You get the enhancement you’ve always wanted, without sacrificing comfort or your entire wardrobe.” Whether you’re aiming for a little cleavage or just a bit more oomph, a mini breast augmentation can be just right.  

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Janene Mascarella