Why Cosmetic Surgery Is Increasingly Popular Among Millennials

We are living in a time when our lives are constantly being broadcast over social media, we’re constantly being influenced by the “perfect body” and many people feel the need to create a very aesthetically pleasing life. 

Through social media, more and more young people have access to content that can prove to be harmful, it can create a standard of beauty and fitness that for many people is just not sustainable. Studies show that 26.8% of patients who underwent surgery in 2018 were between 18 and 34 years old, with the demand for surgery for millennials focusing on self-care.

On one hand this could be negative although it is more likely to be a good thing, with the advances in surgery and the accessibility of it now, it gives people more a chance to feel their best selves. Many surgeries are also minimally invasive and require very little recovery time afterwards. 

The generation of influencers has created a culture of perfection and cosmetic surgery is one way that people can help themselves to feel more confident. If it’s something you’ve been thinking about for a while or have been conscious about for a long time then taking the plunge and booking yourself in for a consultation is a good step along the right path. 

In the past, plastic surgery was something reserved only for the rich and elitist members of society. It was massively expensive and not something that everyone had access to. However, developments in the industry now mean it’s considerably more mainstream along with having a lot more financial options meaning that it’s possible to undergo your desired procedure at a price that’s affordable for many. 

For millennials, instant gratification is very important, in a world where you can order pretty much anything to be delivered within 24 hours, having to wait to achieve the look you want makes it a far less attractive option for people in their 20s and 30s. Therefore, non-invasive procedures such as botox and lip or jawline fillers are experiencing a massive influx of enquiries.

The increasing use of apps such as zoom and facetime also means that over the past year everyone has been looking intently at their own face, even the already aware “selfie generation” is now wanting to make immediate tweaks and alterations to themselves. This is being called the “zoom boom” and some cosmetic surgery providers say that demand is up fivefold at the start of the pandemic. 

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