The Perfect Selfie
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) does an annual poll of its members to determine the yearly trends in facial plastic surgery. Their 2014 poll showed “one in three facial plastic surgeons… saw an increase in requests for procedures due to patients being more self-aware of looks in social media”.
As pop culture icons make cosmetic improvements more socially acceptable and social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram continue to grow, it leads to the question… will this upward trend continue? The numbers seem to point towards ‘yes’, as 58 percent of the doctors surveyed (in America)“saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in those under age 30”. As it stands, the fastest growing procedure types for younger patients are nonsurgical or minimally invasive, aimed at making minor improvements, or preventing ageing.
Surgeons also point out the steady increase in males seeking cosmetic procedures over the years with procedures such as hair or beard transplants, and calf, bicep and pectoral implants becoming popular. As pointed out by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) in a recent article British Men Lead New Plastic Surgery Numbers “More than 50,000 men from this part of the world indulged in the practice last year”. Although this the perfect selfie trend, is rising visible round the world, it is still significantly more common for females to undergo cosmetic procedures.
No matter how you view the numbers, one thing remains constant; If you are planning on, or thinking of, undergoing a cosmetic procedure, seek a consultation with a board certified physician. To find a physician, or plan out your procedure please Visit: https://www.cosmediclist.com/.