How Millennials Are Transforming Plastic Surgery
Millennials seem to be on the cutting edge of innovation. With the rise of social media, there has been an increase in aesthetically conscious millennials. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reported that in 2015, 26.8 percent of surgical procedures and 15.9 percent of non-surgical procedures were undergone by millennials. So, how are millennials changing the plastic surgery game?
Focusing on Non-Surgical
With the prevalence of social media like Instagram and Snapchat, the millennial generation, more than any other generation, is hyperaware of new trends and styles that are constantly changing. Therefore, permanent, surgical options are less desirable to millennials. The beauty industry is rapidly changing, and millennials want to keep up with their peers and always look their best with the latest treatments. Most of those in the under-35 crowd are looking to maintain a youthful, vibrant glow rather than dramatically alter their appearance. Common non-surgical procedures for millennials include:
- Laser skin resurfacing for a radiant complexion
- Laser hair removal for smooth, hairless skin
- Lip injections for more shapely lips
- Dermal fillers to erase early signs of aging
Contouring the Body
Millennials are more focused than ever on achieving the perfectly curved body. Almost half of all breast augmentation procedures in 2015 were performed on patients between 19 and 34 years of age, and over half of all buttock enhancement using fat transfer procedures were performed on millennials. However, the focus isn’t on simply increasing size. The Millennial Generation wants natural results that they can confidently flaunt. The rise in fat transfer procedures shows a shift towards realistic curves that use natural fat. While the goal is a sexier physique, gone are their parents’ days of obviously fake and unrealistic boob jobs.
It’s Not Just a Woman’s World
While men aren’t undergoing procedures as much as women, there has been a steady increase in the number of men choosing to undergo plastic surgery over the past years. In 2010, only eight percent of men received plastic surgery. In 2015, that number was up to 10.3 percent, and it’s rising every year. While it’s not certain why this increase has occurred, it is most likely a mix of men becoming more comfortable undergoing procedures and the need for men to look their best in the workplace.
No matter your age or gender, Dr. Koch can help you look and feel your best. To schedule your consultation, contact our office at (716) 631-1220 or fill out our online contact form for additional information.