Plastic surgeons nationwide, including Miami’s own Dr. Ary Krau, are seeing a surprising number of millennials requesting plastic surgery consultations.
One of the common misconceptions about millennials and plastic surgery is that their motivations are vain or superficial. But that could not be further from the truth! The reasons millennials seek out plastic surgery are as nuanced as the young adults themselves.
To Be More Comfortable In their Own Skin
More millennials are seeking plastic surgery because they want to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. Whether it is in the fast-paced nature of dating through apps like Tinder or Bumble, or the competitive job market, confidence gives millennials the edge they need to succeed.
Should a millennial feel self-conscious or inhibited by a certain physical feature, plastic surgeons have a wide variety of solutions. Addressing a perceived flaw through plastic surgery can help a millennial feel more confident and better equipped to pursue their goals.
To Stay Ahead of the Curve
Another reason why more millennials are pursuing plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments is to stay ahead of the aging curve.
In the past, it was less common for patients in their twenties to request anti-aging procedures. But data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and other professional organizations shows a substantial increase in patients under the age of 30 requesting injectables treatment or facial cosmetic surgery.
Many millennials hope that by starting “preventative” treatments in their early to mid-20s, they can prevent wrinkles from developing or even from forming at all.
To Correct Medical or Functional Problems
Not all millennials seek out plastic surgery for aesthetic reasons. Some millennials have medical or functional problems they hope to resolve through plastic surgery. For example, nose reshaping surgery can address a deviated septum or other structural abnormalities that interfere with normal breathing function. Or breast reduction can provide significant relief from the physical pain of oversized breasts.
Better Educated about Treatment Options
In general, millennials are much more educated about their cosmetic surgical and non-surgical options than previous generations. It is very easy to stay up to date on the latest techniques and technologies through the Internet and even social media, as more plastic surgeons start to use platforms like Instagram and Snapchat to share information.
Book a Consultation with Dr. Krau
Dr. Krau welcomes all ages at his Miami practice. He is happy to sit down with you to discuss your personal concerns and explore your treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Krau, please call or email our office today.