When the topic of plastic surgery arises, many people think that it is only older folk who are having procedures carried out in an effort to look younger. However, this is no longer the case, as more and more of the younger generation are now following suit and going under the knife as well. There are many reasons for this growing trend.

Keeping up with the Kardashians

According to data that has been collected from plastic surgeons by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as much as 64% of them stated that they had seen an increase in injectable treatments and cosmetic surgery procedures in people under the age of 30 during 2015. Experts have suggested that one of the main reasons for these rising figures is the so-called Kardashian effect – that which results in people wanting to look exactly like their favorite celebrities. More than 80% of the surgeons interviewed also confirmed that celebrities had become a tremendous influence on the decisions of patients to have plastic or cosmetic surgery performed.

Eugene Kim, MD., who is also a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Beverly Hills area, said, “Patients bring pictures of celebrities on their cell phones or show me photos they found on social media of what they want to look like.”

Improve Appearance and Boost Confidence

Although it is often thought that everyone should be satisfied with their appearances, this is not always possible, especially in cases where a person has ears that stick out, a larger than average nose or lips that may not seem to be full enough. Aspects like these (and many more) are among the main motivating factors for the younger generation to turn to cosmetic surgery these days – they know that they don’t have to ‘just live with it’ anymore. Afterwards, more than 90% of them have reported that their chosen procedures have provided them with a much-needed boost of confidence.

Advance up the Corporate Ladder

It’s a known fact that people who are deemed to be better looking and more attractive will be the ones who are offered jobs and career promotions along the way. As it is, the job market is already so competitive these days with some posts literally receiving hundreds of applications. This means that the younger generation has to do whatever they deem necessary to ensure that they can at least get their foot into the corporate door – even if it means that they will have to spend a few thousand dollars on appearance enhancement procedures.

Regardless of the reason that you may be considering having plastic surgery performed, it is important to ensure that you choose a surgeon who is reputable, qualified and experienced. This will not only ensure that the procedures are carried out safely; it will mean that you will be able to obtain the end result that you desire. If you would like to find out more about which procedures will be most beneficial to you, schedule a consultation with us today.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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