Plastic surgery is desired by people of all ages, not just seniors, according to a new study from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Experts attribute this new finding to the influence of celebrities, social media, and the “selfie” culture. At present, 2016 is shaping up to be a year of continued interest from the Millennial generation.

Roughly two thirds (64%) of AAFPRS members report their practice experiencing an increase in requests for cosmetic surgery and injectables from patients under the age of 30. Among those in their 20s, Botox, fillers, and lip augmentation are becoming more popular. Surgeons cite the desire to emulate the looks of celebrities and the ever-present nature of social media as major influencers behind the requests.

“Social media presence and perceptions have become almost as, if not more important, than personal interactions for many teens and young adults, says Dr Edwin Williams III, president of the AAFPRS, in a media release. “We’re living in a time when someone’s profile, be it on Facebook, Instagram, or a dating site, is often the first impression Millennials get of each other.”

Top Millennial Plastic Surgery Tweaks

  • Restored facial volume for sculpted cheekbones
  • Cosmetic procedures to remain competitive in the workforce
  • Younger-looking eyes
  • Fuller, more shapely lips
  • Natural-looking noses (no sloped bridge or pinched tip)

[Source(s): American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PR Newswire]