With tags like #glowup and #tenyearchallenge trending, it has never been more apparent that as a whole, men and women are getting better with age. If 70 is the new 50, then 40 is the new 25. The striking images defy aging stereotypes, showing that aging gracefully is not only possible, but probable, thanks to modern technology (see: filters, fillers and volume). According to the 2018 AAFPRS survey findings, it’s not just YouTube makeup tutorials upping Millennials’ beauty game – it is the way they embrace self-care, SPF and facial plastic surgery treatments.
In 2018, 72 percent of facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in patients under age 30. This is a significant increase from 2017, where over half of members noted this influx of younger patients. In fact, this year’s survey reveals a 24 percent increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in patients under age 30 since 2013 (58 percent to 72 percent).
“This points to the larger “pre-juvenation” trend with more and more patients wanting to remain youthful rather than turn back the clock on signs of aging later,” says Phillip R. Langsdon, AAFPRS President. “Our younger patients are controlling the aging process and taking prevention seriously.”Unlike prior generations who often kept their tweaks on the low, Millennials are coming of age in a time where facial plastic surgery is normalized – even deemed mainstream by some in an era of ‘resting rich face’, selfies and snapchat.