As we get ready for 2016, we are starting to see a new crowd coming through our doors – people in their 20s and 30s. The Millennial generation is the fastest growing population for plastic surgery, which is interesting because up until recently, people in their 50s and 60s (Baby Boomers) were the fastest growing group.
The Increase in Millennial Plastic Surgery Patients
In 2013, people in their 20s only made up about 5% of those who underwent plastic surgery. In 2015, that number has doubled to 10%.
When we look at it closer, we find Millennials want to be proactive when it comes to fine lines and wrinkles. The most popular requested treatment is BOTOX® Cosmetic. They also want cosmetic procedures such as acid peels, which work to remove sun damage and freckles.
Lip injections are another common request. Bigger, plumper lips are in, so people want them.
Finally, not as surprising is the desire for non-surgical fat reduction and hair removal. With the fast-paced lifestyle many in this generation experience, getting rid of excess fat and hair is greatly appreciated by this busy generation.
The good news is that this trend may mean that 20-somethings are paying more attention to how their bodies are changing over the years. They aren’t waiting for the effects of aging to set in. It also means that while they may be looking for fat reduction, it’s probably from parts of their body that are stubborn with fat loss. This generation may be much more health conscience than others, which is good news as we head into the future.
What’s important to be wary about is the motivation behind the desire for cosmetic or plastic surgery. As people become more conscious of their appearance, some may start to enter a realm of body dysmorphic disorder or they may take unhealthy risks with their body to achieve unrealistic outcomes. As medical professionals, we pay attention to signs like these, so we can advise patients accordingly.
Seeking Plastic or Cosmetic Surgery as a Millennial
Millennials are the next generation of plastic surgery patients. If you’re in your 20s or 30s, we invite you to come to our office to find out more about what you can do to preserve and improve your beauty as you move forward with life.
Consider booking an appointment for a free consultation with Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York in Commack, Long Island or NYC. Our cosmetic and plastic surgeons are available during normal business hours, but also evenings and Saturdays for your convenience.
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