There is no denying it...social media is huge. Whether it's Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, selfies are said to be a motivation for people interested in plastic surgery. An annual survey conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery also shows evidence to back this claim. In their comparison of year-over-year trends, the AAFPRS found that patients citing selfies as a motivator increased 13% in 2017.
Rejuvenation Demand by the Numbers
Here is a closer look at findings from the survey:
- In 2017, 55% of facial plastic surgeons had patients who expressed a desire to look better in their selfies
- That number is up 13% from 2016
- The number of procedures performed by AAFPRS member surgeons has increased 25% since 2012
- More than half of the member surgeons reported an increase in surgery and injectables for patients under 30 years old
- More than half of treatments provided by these surgeons in 2017 were non-surgical
With a 56% increase in patients under 30, it makes sense that these patients would point to selfies to describe the changes they want to make. Millennials and the generation behind them are skilled social media users and consumers.
With selfies so ubiquitous, images of ourselves have taken a front-and-center presence in our lives. Oftentimes the lighting and angle may be unflattering or even distorting. It's important to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon so you can both discuss the changes that you would like to make. While a photo is a great starting point, it's important to get advice from a qualified aesthetic surgeon.
Natural Results Desired
According to AAFPRS, 33% of facial surgery patients report the "fear of looking unnatural" as their top concern. Today's aesthetic patient wants to look rejuvenated, but without a frozen or artificial look. At Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons have the skills and experience to provide beautiful, natural results. You will look like you, but refreshed and renewed. Both surgical and non-surgical procedures are effective for reaching your image goals. At Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery, you will have the opportunity to view past patient's before and afters so that you can see the naturally beautiful outcomes our surgeons have achieved.
Your Facial Aesthetics Options
While the survey stats are illuminating, the most important aspect of planning your aesthetic journey is YOU: your individual wants, your preferred appearance, and your long-term aesthetic goals. We offer a full array of services at our Facial Aesthetics practice:
Our experienced team of Nurse Injectors and Medical Aestheticians are here to guide you. When you meet with either our Facial Aesthetics practice, or one of our plastic surgeons, you will have ample time to describe the improvements that you would like to achieve. Recommendations will be made for you with your image goals in mind. Our team members will go over cost, financing and scheduling with you, and then you will be able to make an informed final decision.
To learn more about your options and to discuss aesthetic surgery with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons in Denver, please call Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery, at 303-320-5566, to arrange a consultation.