According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, millennials, or adults in their 20s to early 30s, represent an increasing number of all plastic surgery patients. Dr. David Pratt of Pratt Plastic Surgery has seen an increase in millennial patients at his own practice. Here, he shares a few reasons why more millennials are seeking cosmetic enhancement.
For a Boost in Self-Confidence
Plastic surgery gives millennials the chance to put their best face forward, whether it’s in person or on social media. Patients who are self-conscious of crow’s feet, smile lines or other noticeable facial wrinkles have an array of injectable treatments they can choose from, including Botox, Juvederm and Restylane. Injectable treatments are popular among millennials because they offer almost instantaneous results and require little to no downtime.
Millennials who are embarrassed by a muffin top or love handles can opt for tummy tuck or liposuction. Other body contouring procedures, like breast augmentation and male breast reduction, are popular among millennials who desire a more flattering body.
To Stay Ahead of the Aging Curve
Many millennials are undergoing plastic surgery to treat aging concerns before they become apparent. These individuals hope that by starting “preventative” treatments in their early to mid-20s, they are able to prevent wrinkles from developing. Popular preventative treatments among millennials include Botox and dermal fillers.
To Address Medical Problems
Not all millennials seek out plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons. Some millennials pursue plastic surgery to address medical or functional concerns. For instance, rhinoplasty, which reshapes and resizes the nose, can be performed to improve breathing problems caused by a deviated septum or other structural defects. Breast reduction can alleviate back pain and other physical pain caused by heavy and overly large breasts. Similarly, male breast reduction corrects gynecomastia, a medical condition characterized by enlarged breast tissue. Male breast reduction removes excess skin and tissue that often leads to skin irritation or painful chafing.
Contact Pratt Plastic Surgery Today
Dr. Pratt wants to help you look and feel great at any age. To explore your cosmetic options, schedule a personal consultation. Contact Pratt Plastic Surgery by calling (425) 285-2112 or emailing us today.