In the past, plastic surgery was reserved for improving the signs of aging once they became obvious. Today, with a new approach to prevention, people are trying to address these issues before they become apparent. The population seeking cosmetic procedures is starting younger and maintaining a younger appearance through less invasive procedures.
There are many ways, invasive and non-invasive, to delay and treat sings of aging. Most of the surgical procedures enhance the aesthetic appearance of certain features, which is quite common among the young population and not necessary related to aging. The latest numbers show that the top plastic surgery procedures in patients under 30 in the United States according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons are:
On the other hand, many more patients under 30 opt for less invasive procedures to maintain an attractive and youthful appearance. These procedures are more common as they are usually less expensive, require less downtime, and fit well into busy lifestyles. The most common procedures are:
Our prediction for 2014 is further increase in younger patients taking control in preventing signs of aging with the above-mentioned modalities and the latest technological advances:
• Forever Young BBL
• Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments
• Stem cell treatments with fat injections
This paradigm shift from treatment to prevention has vast implications in the cosmetic field. These treatments not only make aging slower and steadier, but also minimize the need for more aggressive and expensive procedures in the future.