New Study Reveals Face of Plastic Surgery is Getting Younger

It’s a common myth that plastic surgery is for older adults. A new study debunks this misconception. According a recent survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the “face” of plastic surgery is getting younger. Burt Plastic Surgery takes a look at these findings.

About the Survey

According to the survey, roughly two thirds (64 percent) of plastic surgeons reported an increase in plastic surgery among millennials (individuals under age 30). This includes surgical (e.g., facelift, rhinoplasty) and non-surgical procedures (e.g., Botox, soft dermal fillers).

What’s behind the increase? A whopping 82 percent of plastic surgeons who were surveyed reported that celebrities influenced their patients’ decisions in choosing to undergo plastic surgery. Social media was also found to be a driving force behind the rise in plastic surgery among millennials.

“Social media presence and perceptions have become almost as, if not more important than, personal interactions for many teens and young adults,” says Dr. Edwin Williams III, president of AAFPRS. “We’re living in a time when someone’s profile, be it on Facebook, Instagram or a dating site, is often the first impression millennials get of each other.”

Popular Millennial Requests

Nose. The nose is the most central facial feature, so it’s no surprise many millennials choose plastic surgery to improve a number of cosmetic and medical concerns they have about the nose. Rhinoplasty (nose job) can be used to resize an overly large or wide nose; to reshape a crooked nose or droopy or upturned nasal tip; and to address a number of other concerns.

Lips. Blame Kylie Jenner or a slew of other young starlets with enviable lips, but lip augmentation has been a red hot trend as of late. Patients request dermal fillers (e.g., Juverderm) to enhance their look with a fuller and more luscious pout.

Eyes. Puffy, droopy upper eyelids and dark under-eye circles can make even the most well-rested (and youngest) of individuals look aged. Non-surgical treatments like Botox can eliminate crow’s feet and fine lines around the eyes while surgical procedures like eyelid surgery can remove excess fat and skin on both the upper and lower eyelids for a more vibrant, youthful appearance.

Cheekbones. According to AAFPRS, more millennials are requesting sculpted cheekbones to retain a full, cherub-like facial appearance often associated with youth. Injectable fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are great options to restore volume to sunken or hollow cheeks.

Considering Plastic Surgery?

Are you curious to learn how plastic surgery can enhance your look? The plastic surgeons at Burt Plastic Surgery can help you find the procedure or treatment that best fits your aesthetic concerns and goals. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.

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