Report explains why millennials are getting plastic surgery
There’s never been more Americans under 30 who are opting to go under the knife in order to alter the way they look, and it has been revealed that social media is the driving force, the Washington-based American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has stated.
In a survey carried out recently, the Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons revealed that 64 percent of its members reported an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectable procedures in patients under 30 in 2015.
“Social media presence and perceptions have become almost as, if not more important, than personal interactions for many teens and young adults,” says AAFPRS President Dr. Edwin Williams, III.
“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.”
The AAFPRS has also produced the top trends in facial plastic surgery for patients under 30, which are the following:
- Natural-looking noses
- Luscious lips
- Younger-looking eyes
- Cosmetic procedures to remain competitive in the workforce
- Restored facial volume for sculpted cheekbones
Furthermore, the association’s members report gave insight into the fact that there’s been an increase in Botox injections for wrinkle fillers and lip augmentation, among women in their 20s.