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Plastic surgery is no longer just for seniors

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New trend   An evolution of social-media-surgery explosion

According to a new study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), facial plastic surgery is no longer just for seniors.

An evolution of last year's social-media-surgery explosion, the face of cosmetic surgery is progressively getting younger. While last year was marked by "selfie surgery," 2016 is shaping up to be the year of continued Millennial enthusiasm.

In a recent survey, the AAFPRS identifies this trend, with roughly two thirds (64 percent) of members reporting an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in patients under 30 last year.

Social media and celebrities stand out as driving factors among this age group, with 82 percent of surveyed surgeons citing celebrity comparisons as a major influence in patients' desire for cosmetic procedures.

The top trends in facial plastic surgery under thirty are natural-looking noses – no sloped bridge or pinched tip; luscious lips – think fuller and shapely, not over-filled; younger-looking eyes; cosmetic procedures to remain competitive in the workforce; and restored facial volume for sculpted cheekbones.


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