Study Reveals an Increase of Millennial Patients Opting for Plastic Surgery

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A study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) recently uncovered millennial's growing interest in cosmetic procedures. In the age of technology and selfies, 72 percent of facial plastic surgeons have noticed an increase of patients under 30 years old, according to the AAFPRS study. It seems that young adults everywhere have decided to take preventative measures before the crow’s feet set in. 

The cosmetic industry has coined a new buzzword for millennial’s increased interest: "prejuvinvation". The term highlights each patient’s desire to prevent rather than to correct. Non-invasive treatments, such as such as Botox, fillers, or chemical peels, offer a way to remain youthful. 

Phillip R. Langsdon, M.D., president of AAFPRS, commented on how early treatments allow patients to avoid signs of aging, stating “with modern techniques that offer subtle yet effective outcomes, this younger generation is able to indulge in some ‘facial tune-ups’ at their local facial plastic surgeon’s office, before the first wrinkle ever sets in." 

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The AAFRPS recently conducted a separate study about the growing rates of cosmetic procedures since 2013. The study revealed a 24 percent increase in cosmetic surgeries and injectables with patients under 30 years old. 

Whether it is to reverse aging or simply prevent it, both baby boomers and millennials have started seeking out surgical and non-surgical treatments. To find a board-certified surgeon and to schedule an appointment, visit the AAFPRS website


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