Over the past five years, the number of people getting plastic surgery has steadily increased. With greater scrutiny placed on our physical appearance, fewer barriers to receiving plastic surgeries, increased technology that makes the operations faster and perfectly reliable, and an understanding of how tweaking one’s facial appearance can impact one’s self-confidence and daily life, more people want plastic surgery in the new year.
In this article, Dr. Gale looks at the reasons – societal, financial, emotional, and physical – why more people are turning to plastic surgery.
Without a doubt, the amount of visual input we receive from social media and photographic platforms places each of us under constant scrutiny. Five, even ten years ago, the number of times one would see themselves in a photograph was exponentially less than today.
Combined with the fact that online influencers and marketers frequently use photoshopping and camera play to create unrealistic images of themselves, the general public is constantly presented with idealized images of what the human form is or can be. This creates a desire to achieve such physiques, and plastic surgery can certainly help in this pursuit.
More Available Procedures
The number of practicing and highly qualified surgeons offering plastic surgery has also increased, removing yet another barrier that once prevented people from getting plastic surgery. No longer required to travel to major cities or even overseas, patients considering reconstructive or cosmetic plastic surgeries can often see an expert in their city or one nearby.
Greater Acceptance and Support for Those Seeking Plastic Surgeries
In the late ‘90s and even into the ‘00s, public perception of plastic surgery was limited to highly sexualized conceptions of large breast augmentations, such as Pamela Anderson, and it was undoubtedly taboo for men to desire plastic surgery.
Nowadays, people understand the health benefits, both physical and mental, that a plastic surgery procedure can offer. In particular facial procedures can either reduce the appearance of aging or help people change an aspect of their facial appearance that they aren’t content with.
Facial Plastic Surgery in Riverton, UT
Entering into a new year is a time for reflection and goal setting.
Talk to your friends and family about their desires for what they’d like to improve in the new year. You’ll find many will have similar ambitions of better physical health and appearance, more time with those that matter, and being an overall more productive member of society. As such, resolving to get plastic surgery is an increasingly common desire for the new year and one which Dr. Gale of Gale Facial Plastics helps patients achieve. To receive treatment from one of the most advanced facial plastic surgeons in the field, contact (801) 506-6344 or fill out this online form today.