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What Procedures Are More Popular with Younger People?

With 45% of all cosmetic procedures performed on patients between 40-54 years of age, it’s clear that once we enter our forties, we start becoming more concerned with the visible signs of aging. However, 1 in 4 cosmetic procedures is performed on patients below 39 years old, demonstrating the demand for procedures in younger demographics. But what are the favored procedures in these younger demographics, particularly those between 20-29 years of age and 30-39?

In this article, expert plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera discusses why younger people are starting to consider a cosmetic procedure and which procedures give the most satisfying results for a more youthful age demographic.

Why Do Young People Get Cosmetic Procedures?

Surveys reveal that young people (those 20-29 and 30-39) get cosmetic procedures to feel more confident. It’s hardly any surprise then that breast augmentation is the most popular procedure for younger patients, with 120,000 breast augmentation procedures performed on patients under 39 years old in 2020.

This is closely followed by liposuction and rhinoplasty. Because the breasts, nose, and immediate bodyweight are things people notice about their peers on-site, it follows that procedures altering these physical characteristics are the most popular among patients looking to improve their confidence.

Other popular non-surgical procedures for younger patients are led by Botox (over a million procedures per year), soft tissue fillers, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels.

These treatments, in particular, make daily routines less hectic for patients concerned about body hair, acne, scarring from acne, or the gradual appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By temporarily solving these issues, these non-surgical procedures give patients more free time in their day to focus on other activities and hobbies, which explains the increasing popularity of such procedures among younger patients.

Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, TX

Whether surgical or non-surgical, cosmetic procedures are popular among patients of all ages. This is because different treatments are available for different issues, which occur at various stages of our lives.

If you or a loved one is considering a cosmetic procedure, then having a non-committal discussion with a compassionate industry expert, such as Dr. Jose Barrera, is the best thing you can do.

Dr. Barrera prides himself on his patient satisfaction and the personalized, caring approach he takes to dealing with each and every patient on their own unique individual basis.

Simply call (210) 468-5426 or fill out Dr. Barreras’ online form to discuss how we can improve your life today.