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If you tend to associate plastic surgery with tummy tuck and facelift procedures, you may be surprised to learn that one of the fastest-growing demographics seeking plastic surgery is millennials (individuals currently in their 20s and early 30s). Here, the team at the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey breaks down some of the most common millennial motivations for pursuing procedures like breast augmentation, liposuction, lip augmentation and more.

To Improve Self-Confidence

One of the oft-cited reasons for having plastic surgery is to build confidence. Whether it is the millennial woman that feels self-conscious of her disproportionately large thighs, or the millennial man that experiences deep shame about his excessive breast tissue, boosting self-confidence is the shared motivation among many.

To Correct the Effects of an Old Injury

Some millennials opt to undergo nose reshaping surgery to correct a bump or flaw that resulted from a previous injury. Rhinoplasty surgery can correct structural deformities that impede breathing while improving the size, shape and features of the nose.

To Reward Their Weight Loss Efforts

Today’s culture emphasizes losing weight and following healthy lifestyle habits. Some millennials have worked hard to lose a significant amount of weight and fight obesity. Unfortunately, losing a lot of weight can leave loose skin and saggy tissues that conceal weight loss results. Today’s millennials are savvy and can opt to have body lift or other lift procedures to remove loose skin and reveal the weight loss results they worked so hard for.

Overexposure to Celebrity Culture

Thanks to the ubiquity of social media, millennials are bombarded with images and videos of beautiful, flawless celebrities. The overexposure to perceived physical perfection has led some millennials to pursue cosmetic treatment to improve their own attractiveness.

For Instant Gratification

In addition to an enthusiasm for social media, millennials are also conditioned to seek instant gratification. Cosmetic injectables, such as Botox and dermal fillers, are perfectly suited to these types of patients, as they provide almost-instantaneous results with no downtime. This is why you hear about so many millennials having their lips and cheeks plumped with cosmetic injectables.

Contact the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey

The team at the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey welcomes patients of all ages — millennials included! We would be happy to meet you and discuss your personal plastic surgery needs in detail. To schedule an appointment with our team, please call (973) 233-1933 or email us today.