Cosmetic surgery procedures involving fat removal are set to be big news in 2011.
This is the view of Denise Mann, editorial director of the Ceatus Cosmetic Surgery Group.
Ms Mann claimed that the war on obesity is due to take the spotlight. However, she highlighted the fact that a number of other procedures will also increase in popularity.
"We're talking about freezing fat, zapping fat, melting fat away, as well as vacuuming fat from places where it is plentiful (thighs, tummy and love handles) and re-injecting it into body parts where it is in short supply - namely the face, lips, breasts and buttocks," she said.
Furthermore, Ms Mann predicted that competitors of Botox™ will be trying harder to make a name for themselves in the cosmetic surgery sector next year.
In addition, she said that an increasing number of cosmetic surgeons are looking to invest in new 3-D imaging technology in order to remove the guesswork involved in showing patients how they are likely to look after the treatments.