Actually, many factors are contributing to the phenomenal increase in the number of people having plastic surgery procedures these days. For one thing, we are all becoming more aware of the many different procedures available for improving our appearance as we age, and we are enthusiastically trying many of them.
Along with increased awareness, these are some of the reasons that more of us are having cosmetic procedures:
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) recently polled its members and discovered that one in three plastic surgeons have had patients request a procedure in order to look better in their photos posted on Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. The procedures most commonly requested in these instances were Botox and rhinoplasty (nose job).
Seeing the results on others
Friends and family members aren’t nearly as secretive as they used to be when it comes to the cosmetic procedures they are having. So patients often come to us with various procedures already on their list, hoping to accomplish the same results as their sister of best friend. In general, the growing acceptance of plastic surgery in the mainstream is helping to grow the number of people having procedures.
The same AAFPRS survey revealed that 28% of the surgeons polled reported more patients under 25 seeking cosmetic surgery and injectables. In addition, more men are seeking cosmetic procedures, including everything from Botox and fillers to breast reduction and liposuction.
Constantly improving technology and techniques
The cosmetic industry is continually improving products, techniques and technologies. Non-invasive procedures are producing meaningful results; surgical procedures are requiring less down time with less pain.
The rich, famous and powerful
A 2013 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) showed a correlation between the growth in Americans having arm lifts (a 4,378% increase that year!) and the media coverage of First Lady Michele Obama’s bare, defined arms.
Results are everything, and our patients return to us for additional procedures because they are happy with their results. You can be, too. Call for a consultation with Dr. Tehrani today: (760) 240-2444.