Around the globe, plastic surgery is more popular than ever, and one of the main reasons for that popularity is Millennials. In decades past, the most frequent users of plastic surgery were men and women in their 40s, 50s and beyond who were looking to go under the knife to recapture their youth. Nowadays, however, it’s young adults in their teens and early 20s that are flocking towards cosmetic enhancement.
In large part, the push for younger people wanting cosmetic enhancement has been driven by celebrities normalizing the practice. With superstars like Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Ariel Winter speaking up about the virtues of plastic surgery, it's not wonder that people in their teens and 20s would want to follow suit.
Cosmetic enhancement among Millennials has become so common that parents are now routinely paying for their children to go under the knife as a high school graduation present. According to some plastic surgeons, the period between high school and college offers a perfect window for this type of enhancement, as it allows young people the chance to start the next chapter of their lives feeling confident about their appearance.
Adding even more fuel to the fire is the fact that the increased number of procedures has resulted in a widespread decrease in cost. With surgeons performing more rhinoplasties, breast augmentations and filler injections, they are getting faster and more efficient. This means that they can get through more procedures per day, which drives down the cost for each individual patient. And with cosmetic enhancement more affordable than ever, more and more young people are taking advantage of the savings.
Naturally, some observers are uneasy about young people undergoing cosmetic enhancement. After all, these young men and women are, in some cases, having major work done on their bodies before their bodies are even done developing. But by and large, cosmetic surgeons share these concerns. In many cases, surgeons will opt out of performing a procedure if they feel that the patient isn't seeking it for the right reasons or if he or she has underlying emotional issues that the surgery could potentially make worse.
Despite these concerns, most experts agree that cosmetic enhancement can be a tremendous tool for self-empowerment when used correctly. The widespread availability and affordability of plastic surgery means that Millennials (or people of any age for that matter) are no longer forced to live with perceived imperfections that hamper their confidence.
In this way, cosmetic enhancement is no different than using makeup to hide blemishes or accentuate facial features. It gives Millennials a chance to feel comfortable in their own skin, which is especially important at that stage in life.
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