More Millennials Seek Out Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery has a long history of providing new options for many individuals who want to correct a variety of cosmetic issues. However, these types of procedures have generally been associated with middle-aged to older patients, particularly those who wish to repair signs of aging. Interestingly, a growing number of statistics reveals that plastic surgeons are treating significantly more Generation Y patients, or Millennials.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in 2011, just under 800,000 cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. on people in their 20s, an increase of six per cent from the year before. Since 2000, the total number of cosmetic procedures has risen 87 percent over all age groups, totaling 13.8 million in 2011. Millennials are not the only group of young patients who are starting to seek out plastic surgery solutions, as an increasing number of teenagers have sought out surgeries as well.
Some of the public has become concerned with the rising number in cosmetic surgeries sought out by this younger group of patients. However, Millennial patients are also typically well-educated about the procedures, as they have grown accustomed to learning about their options on the Internet before making the decision to undergo surgery.
Many surgeons have noted much larger population of patients, 18 to 30 years of age, are coming for some form of plastic surgery. This population is very in tune with the latest in cosmetic surgery trends and uses the Internet and medical journals to get most of their information. The procedures sought out by this generation are typically liposuction, rhinoplasty or breast augmentation procedures. Although these procedures are known to help improve a patient’s self-esteem, it is important to use more careful and selective judgment when approving individuals in this demographic for surgery.
For more information on the right cosmetic procedures for this age group, contact Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.