Most people would expect that the majority of individuals who are having cosmetic surgery are over the age of 50 if not older. However, Millennials are quickly catching up both in numbers and in cosmetic surgery trends. In fact, because there are so many Millennials – more, in fact, than Baby Boomers – cosmetic surgeons are beginning to see many new patients in their offices. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a recent survey showed that 64 percent of cosmetic surgeons had seen an increased number of patients younger than 30.
What Procedures Are Millennials Interested In?
There are certain cosmetic surgery procedures that are the most popular and most oft picked options for the Millennial age group, which includes those people currently between the ages of 20 and 36. The most popular procedure by far is the breast augmentation. In the U.S. in 2015, there were over 143,000 of these procedures done. While this procedure is typically done simply to enlarge the breasts into the desired size, it can also be used after significant weight loss, following pregnancy or breastfeeding or to make the breasts symmetrical.
Liposuctions are popular for people of all ages but are the number two procedure requested among the Millennial group. Nose surgeries, also called rhinoplasties, come in at number three, and breast reductions come in at number four. This procedure is mainly used by women with very large breasts who wish to reduce their back pain or make their breasts symmetrical.