With 2016 in full swingplastic surgery trends continue to change. TheAmerican Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) recently released its annual survey on plastic surgery trends in the past year, as well its as predictions for 2016.
"64 percent of surgeons indicated an increase in cosmetic surgery for those under 30."
The survey found thatyoung people are electing to undergo more plastic surgery procedures than ever before. Of the surgeons polled, 64 percent indicated an increase in cosmetic surgery for those under 30. Many of the procedure chosen, though, are different than those most popular in previous years. These procedures can be characterized as noninvasive, small changes thatenhanceoverall appearance with little to no recovery or downtime.
"The teen and young adult years are a highly impressionable time and the more consumers are inundated with celebrity images via social media, the more they want to replicate the enhanced, re-touched images that are passed off as reality," says Edwin Williams III, president of the AAFPRS.
This change continues to occur for a number of reasons. The two main factors, continuously highlighted, arecelebrity impact and the rise of social media presence. Having "a little bit of work done" such as dermal filler injections or a chemical peel treatment, is no longer as taboo as it once was.
The survey also highlighted the top three trends of 2015, which included more subtle, natural procedures, combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures and eyelid surgeries. More than half ofsurgeons polled also indicated a rise in cheekbone augmentations and general cosmetic procedures that create a more rejuvenated appearance.
Experts agree that the popularity of plastic surgery will continue with patients choosing to partake in procedures earlyin life.