According to the latest statistics, an increasing number of Millennials (individuals in their 20s and early 30s) are seeking more plastic surgery. Experts believe social media, celebrities and selfies are behind the increase. So which treatments are the most popular among this generation? In this blog post, Greenwich plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles takes a look at the top five cosmetic procedures among Millennials.
Botox is a temporary fix for unwanted wrinkles and lines that are just beginning to surface on the skin of young patients. The injectable treatment can be performed in a quick lunchtime appointment, making it great for students or young working professionals that are always on the go.
Laser treatments are also popular among Millennials, with laser hair removal at the top of the list. Millennials are turning to laser hair removal as a solution for unwanted and unflattering body hair. Whether it is to show off smooth, hairless skin on social media or at the beach, laser hair removal serves as a hassle-free alternative to traditional hair removal methods like shaving, waxing and plucking.
Similar to Botox, hyaluronic acid-based fillers temporarily rejuvenate the facial appearance for a softer look. Fillers like Juvederm, Voluma and Restylane restore fullness to facial areas for a smoother, youthful-looking face. These fillers have also become increasingly popular among Millennials who wish to emulate their favorite celebrities with pouty lips or who wish to up their selfie game on social media.
Though more Millennials are turning to non-surgical procedures, breast augmentation is the most requested surgical treatment, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Not only does the procedure increase bust size, it also creates a more flattering breast shape and restores balance to asymmetrical breasts. It’s not uncommon for patients to combine breast augmentation with breast lift to raise breasts that have become saggy or deflated after pregnancy and weight loss.
Liposuction continues to be a popular procedure among all age groups, including Millennials who wish to remove unwanted pockets of fat. Thanks to advances in plastic surgery, there are many liposuction methods available today. Liposuction can be used to remove fat on various parts of the body including the abdomen, back, thighs, buttocks and arms.
Discuss Your Cosmetic Needs with Dr. Margoles
Has hearing about the latest cosmetic trends among Millennials inspired you to learn more about how you can enhance your appearance? Dr. Margoles is glad to discuss your options with you. To schedule a consultation with the trusted plastic surgeon, please call (203) 869-2939 today.