Young people are willing to do everything it takes to be more competitive in the job market and social settings where getting a little “work” done is becoming more socially acceptable.
With younger people, typically millennials, gravitating towards getting facelifts, it’s interesting to learn about what might be driving the trend.
Maintain and Extend a Youthful Appearance
We live in an era known as the ‘Age of the Selfie.’ With increasing attention being paid to faces on social media, the millennial demographic is more in-tune and focused on their facial structures and characteristics than any other generation.
Influenced by images of themselves or others on photo-heavy social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest, millennials increasingly are visiting plastic surgeons for major and minor procedures. Social media influencers add to this trend by creating expectations for the way young people should look.
The pressure to take better selfies without depending on filters is a factor driving the trend toward cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery. In particular, millennials seek to maintain and extend their youthful appearance to help them stand out in the workplace and find that perfect next date.
Regardless of your age, to learn all about getting that facelift, or mini-facelift, and any other cosmetic surgery options, schedule a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Brian K. Machida in Inland Empire, CA.
Retaining Youthful Look
When younger people choose to have a facelift, especially a mini-facelift, their results tend to look more natural than if they’d waited another 10 or 20 years.
Apart from being more willing to get surgery, young people are increasingly taking care of their skin. The simple act of applying sunscreen every day and avoiding prolonged exposure to direct sunlight reduces UV damage and the development of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
By limiting sun exposure, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, young people know that this improves their chances of keeping their youthful looks for longer.
Advances in Plastic Surgery
As cosmetic surgeons continue to advance their skills, knowledge, and use of continually evolving technology, facelifts are becoming less invasive, delivering natural, long-lasting results with less downtime for both surgery and recovery.
With facelift surgery becoming less of an obstacle for young people coping with busy and demanding careers, it’s becoming more popular to consider the procedure earlier in life rather than later.
Better-Now-Than-Later for that Facelift
There are several good reasons why this better-now-than-later attitude is becoming popular with younger candidates, and here are just a few:
- Getting that facelift while the skin is still naturally elastic yields the best results.
- Family genetics can lead to droopy jowls and sagging cheeks, which can be more easily corrected while still young.
- A modern facelift can last a decade, and by getting the procedure done early, young people can enjoy the full benefits for a longer time.
- For younger people, there is a quicker recovery and less downtime.
The first signs of facial aging start to appear in our thirties. Before considering a facelift, non-surgical, injectable options like BOTOX® or Dysport® might be the perfect first step to minimizing wrinkles and fine lines.
These injections prevent wrinkles from worsening, and injectables effectively slow down the aging process.
Contact Us For Your Youth-Preserving Facelift
If you’re interested in discovering more about why facelifts are growing in popularity with young people, contact us online at STC Plastic Surgery or by calling (909) 324-3305.