Millennials Explain Why They Had Plastic Surgery

Submitted by Dr. Joyesh Raj on Mon 07/17/2017 - 09:00
Why millennials seek plastic surgery

Recent statistics show that millennials (adults in their 20s and early 30s) represent a significant number of all plastic surgery patients. This growing trend is one that plastic surgeon Dr. Joyesh Raj has seen in his own Cleveland practice. Here, the esteemed plastic surgeon shares some of the reasons why millennials seek plastic surgery.

For a Self-Confidence Boost

One of the commonly cited reasons for having plastic surgery is to build self-confidence. Millennials are very aware of their appearance due to celebrity culture and social media influence, and as a result, are motivated to address a part of their appearance with plastic surgery. Patients who are unhappy with naturally thin lips can augment their lips with dermal fillers and show off the results on social media. Millennial women who are self-conscious about small breasts can opt for breast augmentation while men who have spent years being embarrassed by excess breast tissue (a medical condition known as gynecomastia) can restore a masculine appearance with male breast reduction.

For Medical Reasons

Although many millennial patients choose to undergo plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons, others do so to address a medical condition. Breast reduction resizes overly large breasts that can cause physical discomfort in the form of back and neck pain, skin irritation and infection. Body contouring procedures like tummy tuck surgery and body lift excise loose, heavy skin that can make moving and exercise difficult and even painful. In addition, rhinoplasty, which reshapes and resizes the nose, can correct structural deformities and restore normal breathing.

For Quick Results

Millennials are conditioned to seek instant gratification. With so many minimally invasive cosmetic procedures available today, patients can get almost-instantaneous results. Patients can rejuvenate their facial appearance in a matter of minutes with Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane. These injectable treatments also require very little downtime, which is appealing to millennials who are constantly on the go.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Dr. Raj is the plastic surgeon that patients of all ages trust for beautiful and natural-looking results. To discuss your aesthetic concerns with Dr. Raj, please schedule a consultation. Call his Cleveland practice at (440) 808-8030 today.