There are some mothers of four that are open for getting cosmetic work done, some women in their 50’s want to do breast augmentation and Botox and even someone in her early 20’s may undergo some injections to enhance her lips making it plumper.
She’s not the only one among the millennials that’s a generation made up to 20 to 30-somethings that are showing up in plastic surgeons’ offices to perform different procedures of enhancing their looks.
This breaks the norms and stereotypes that only older women seek help of cosmetic surgery. Young people nowadays also want to go under the knife just to be more presentable and accepted by society. If you want to know why, then you should check this out.
In the result of a survey released last January 23, there are 72 percent of 110 of the group’s members surveyed that reported an increase in cosmetic surgery like injectables in patients under the age of 30. The research notes that five years ago, the number was only 58 percent. It was also predicted that in the next few years there will be more emphasis on early maintenance for people in their 20s and 30s.
Dr. Gregory Wiener of Chicago plastic surgeon even said “We’re seeing a lot of younger women coming in just for preventative reasons.”
So why are millennials searching out plastic surgeons?
One factor that plays role in this is social media, as surgeons say, because celebrities are open to perform different types of cosmetic surgery, they have influenced the people using the platform of social media.
Another reason is because people see cosmetic surgery nowadays as another form of self-care. A New York City plastic surgeon and RealSelf chief medical officer, Dr. Lara Devgan, said that young women establish self-care routines that avoid aging and promotes beauty maintenance. A lot of millennials asked for “baby Botox” just to look better and not different.
But there is another question, what type of plastic surgery do people in their 20’s possibly need? Dr. Philip Langsdon, AAFPRS President said that this is a key question for doctors to consider.
He said, “We don’t treat everybody just because they come in and they want it. We have to be very selective in that age category, because some young people can perceive that they need something because they see a photograph of another person on the internet.”
Aside from this, he said that doctors should also consider, “What do they really need, what are their expectations, is it justified and can we actually achieve what they want?”
Despite the age, consumers should do their homework before these types of procedures, it’s important to make sure that the surgeons are board-certified prior to proceeding on the surgery.