Young women wanting to stop the aging process and baby boomers aiming to reverse it are turning more to fillers, facelifts and other procedures that drove the plastic surgery industry revenue to a record $15 billion last year, an industry organization said on Wednesday.
More Millennials are opting for quick and easy cosmetic procedures, namely Botox, and social media and selfie culture could be to blame.
In the survey of 483 blinded, naive observers rating independent patient images, face lift surgery was associated with patients appearing younger, more attractive, healthier, and more successful, and overall healthier.
ASAPS Newsroom - Americans Spend More Than $15 Billion on Aesthetic Procedures for the First Time Ever
NEW YORK, NY (March 15, 2017) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that Americans spent more than $15 billion dollars on combined surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures for the first time ever, accounting for an 11% increase over the past year alone. Surgical procedures account for 56% and nonsurgical procedures account for 44% of the total. This is the largest dollar amount spent on cosmetic surgery since ASAPS began its Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics survey two decades ago, in 1997.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Botox treatments among those 19 to 34 years of age are spiking. NBC’s Jo Ling Kent follows a 25-year-old student who sees Botox as just another form of skin-care maintenance. An expert says social media could be the cause of the Botox boom.