Celebrities tout the benefits and virtues of plastic surgery via magazines, television and the Internet. Social media contacts, friends and family do the same, showing off new looks, compliments of cosmetic procedures. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that all of this has led to an explosion in the popularity of plastic surgery among younger generations, including Millennials (those currently in their 20s and 30s). To wit, the latest statistics indicate that Millennials now make up over 30 percent of cosmetic surgery patients. Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. George Sanders takes a few moments here to explore the plastic surgery procedures Millennials are seeking.
Among the most popular cosmetic procedures for Millennials are injectable treatments, including Botox to smooth wrinkles as well as a multitude of minimally invasive injectables that work in a variety of ways. Juvederm, Voluma and Restylane are facial fillers made of hyaluronic acid that add volume, smoothing wrinkles and lines for up to two years.
Also popular among Millennials are laser skin resurfacing procedures, which can produce significant results. Acne scar treatment is one of the reasons young men and women seek cosmetic laser treatments. The Erbium laser can be used not only to improve facial lines and wrinkles, but also to reduce acne scars. Also trending is the Fraxel laser, the latest in skin rejuvenation, which treats wrinkles, skin discoloration and acne scars with downtime of only a few days. Whereas the Erbium laser requires about a week of downtime as well as an anesthetic, the Fraxel laser can be used with cream anesthesia and a much shorter recovery.
Though Millennials seem to flock toward non-invasive procedures, tummy tuck, breast and rhinoplasty are the most common surgical choices. Tummy tuck is the solution of choice to remove excess abdominal skin, eliminate stretch marks, tighten loose muscle and improve the overall appearance of the tummy area. Butt enhancement by means of fat injection or implants offers natural, beautifully firm, rounded buttocks. Breast procedures — from augmentation to reduction — are also atop young women’s lists, with healthy self-esteem as the ultimate goal. Rhinoplasty is also popular among Millennials hoping to gain a confidence boost.
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