We have heard many surgeons and reports released claiming that plastic surgery has a new face in the 21st century which I believe is true. Since 2000, there are many plastic surgeries that have been performed some of them being the most sophisticated operations. The surgeons have also proven to be more sophisticated and technologically advanced. A recent report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that Nose reshaping is one of the major operations carried forward in the US. Many people have also been going for eyelid surgeries.

Since 2000, the minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have increased by about 200%. This is according to the American Society of Plastic surgeons. The society agrees that there are many factors that have contributed to this increase. First of all, in the 2000s, there’s a non-stop inventions in the medical field. There’s also increased awareness which means plastic surgery is being accepted more than before.

We have already seen some major plastic surgeries being performed since 2000 in different parts of the world. This brief covers the top 10 most famous plastic surgeries and plastic surgery advancements of 2000s.

Birthmark Surgery on Brianna Brewer in Dec 2016

This is one of the most successful plastic surgeries that were carried in the US.  A three year old girl that was born with a birthmark on the face was greatly helped to regain her beauty at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. The whole process was facilitated by Dr. Chad Perlyn who is a Pediatric Plastic surgeon at the facility.

 Madonna Face lift

There are many celebrities that received plastic surgery procedures but very few will talk about it. Today, Madonna who is a rock star boasts of the most beautiful faces after undergoing facelift and other surgical procedures to retain beauty.

The Catman

Dennis Avner is one of the people who had plastic surgery very far on the map. This man received a plastic surgery transformation to turn him into a cat. The man is today known as Catman for the multiple plastic surgeries that he undertook to look like a cat. However, when he was taking these procedures he wanted to look like a tiger. For this reason, he underwent cheek implants, eye surgeries, rhinoplasty and many other procedures to resemble a cat.

Erik Sprague

This man rose to fame after he changed the looks on his face to look like a Lizard. He also split his tongue into two to clearly resemble a Lizard. Today, his face is by far the weirdest because of the multiple surgeries he has undergone and the tattoos he has already got. He took about 700 hours of tattooing and many other hours of receiving plastic surgeries.


Previously, you would easily notice when someone has had plastic surgery because there were some scars left on the skin. For a long time now, plastic surgeons have been in the market looking for ways to greatly reduce the visibility of such scars which has proven to be a success because of micro-surgery. These procedures are made using tiny incisions and devices to ensure that the effect is limited and very minimal on the face.

Tissue Engineering in the 21st Century

This other solution has come to make procedures more effective and realistic. Today, we have seen a couple of advancements in tissue engineering which has come this far to make the whole process easier and more effective. This is actually what makes it easy for surgeons to get fresh from one part of the body to the other.

Computer Assisted Imaging

Here is another 2000s advancement that brings better results. With this, surgeons can easily and effectively be able to continue with their procedures. It is one of the best advancements in the 21st century that is helping cosmetic and reconstructive plastic procedures.

FDA Approved Saline Breast Implants

This was the first advancement that came early in the 21st century. The FDA which is known to regulate the health sector came in and approved the use of Saline Breast implants. This opened more room for investments in plastic surgery. Many people also opted for breast implants after being convinced it’s safe by the FDA. You can learn more about saline breast implants on Lexington PS which is a well known plastic surgery center known for innovative plastic surgery advancements.

FDA Approves New Generation Silicone Gel-filled Breast Implants

In 2006, FDA lifts ban on Saline breast implants and advised the use of new generation Gel-filled Breast implants. This led to increased demand for breast implants because there was increased awareness and regulation by the FDA.

Advancements in Implant Materials in Plastic Surgery

Many surgeons have opted to alloplastic materials which help alter soft tissue or bony appearance. In the 21st century, this has been advanced to greater extents making butt lift and breast lift an easy exercise. The materials are also very safe a reason why many people have started to trust these procedures.

Distraction Osteogenesis

The scientists in the 21st century have borrowed the principles of bony distractions from applied craniofacial and orthopedists. This was first applied in 1992 but the major advancements have been witnessed in the 21st century. We have also witnessed the expansion in the use of distraction osteogenesis in Plastic surgery over the last 5 years.

Increased Success Rate

We are all aware of the stories of failures in plastic surgeries in 1900s. Today, plastic surgeons have seen more success rate which is making this practice be accepted in almost all parts of the world. People are more secure because the risks of failure are very minimal. This is by far a good reason for all types of plastic surgery procedures.

The above are some of the plastic surgery success stories and the most noticeable advancements in the same field. We expect that Plastic surgery will have a new face very soon because the technology is still growing and more and more people are becoming aware of plastic and cosmetic surgery. Increased awareness and reduced risks of failure are also contributing factors. However, the field needs serious regulations to reduce risks of death and permanent deformities after operations.