(new nation) — Generation Z is opting for plastic surgery in record numbers, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
75% of surgeons reported a spike Demand from clients under 30 is increasing as the popularity of Botox fillers, chemical peels, microneedles and other minimally invasive procedures surge among young people.
Experts say the pandemic is one reason for this surge, saying:zoom boom” as the driving force. The Zoom boom refers to the surge in demand for cosmetic surgery nationwide in 2021. Many people find themselves dissatisfied with their appearance after months of watching themselves on Zoom.
Nearly everyone uses Zoom for school, work and socializing, according to the American College of Plastic Surgeons, and the platform is believed to be part of a pandemic-era decline in self-esteem.
“In 2022, our members continue to recognize the impact of the ‘Zoom Boom’, with 79% of respondents citing the ‘Zoom Effect’ as a key factor in their patient preference for treatment. ” Contis.
Rising disposable income during the pandemic has also helped those wanting to try some form of cosmetic surgery, Contis said.
According to Kontis, one factor plastic surgeons look out for in young patients is body dysmorphic disorder.
“That’s what devastates them. It’s a mental health issue, so we have to be careful that it doesn’t become a problem,” Contis explained.
“The ethical surgeon will say leave it alone, it’s normal and it looks fine. Or if they perceive it as something they can help themselves with.” That’s great for mental health.
Experts say social media is also responsible for the rise in elective cosmetic procedures. Research by the American Medical Association We found that increased social media engagement correlated with increased consideration for cosmetic surgery. snapchat in particular.
The 2019 survey was conducted before TikTok became popular. Recognized for rising Generation Z seeking cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Michael Byun, a plastic surgeon in Chicago, said: “However, there is also a sizeable population of patients who have unrealistic expectations or were previously dissatisfied with surgery and have been shown to have poor mental health outcomes.”
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