There was a time in the past when reconstructive plastic surgery meant a facelift or enhancement of breast size through implants. Celebrities also previously dominated the public face of plastic surgery due to the previously prohibited costs. In fact, there were very few people outside the circle of celebrities who were able to make use of these procedures. All of these previously held notions have changed considerably over the past decade.
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Previous generations have often been shy about sharing their plastic surgery experiences. They may have only told close family or friends or not told anyone at all and left everyone guessing about whether they had something done. Millennials however, aren’t hesitating at all to tell the world about their procedures.
Plastic surgery has long been the province of women who want to maintain their youthful looks or regain their body confidence after the stresses of childbearing have taken their toll. In recent years, however, men are embracing the amazing benefits that plastic surgery can provide.
Almost 16 million cosmetic surgeries were performed last year according to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons. Breast augmentation continues to be the most popular procedure, but a study done by the Plastic Surgery Portal using Google search data tells a different story about what type of plastic surgery people are interested in pursing in each state across the country.
Orlando Bloom left quite the impression, or shadow as it may be, on the celebrity news pages last month when he decided to paddle board sans swim bottoms with his girlfriend Katy Perry while vacationing in Italy.
You wouldn’t expect to find an A-list celebrity talking about plastic surgery on a survival show, but that’s exactly what happened when Friends star Courtney Cox made a guest appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls.
On the episode, while the Hollywood actress trekked through remote parts of Ireland with the host, Bear asked her if she felt pressure to took a certain way in Hollywood. Courtney, who has been in the limelight since being cast on Friends in 1994, said that “being a woman in the business and getting older is not the easiest thing.”
Baby Boomers are redefining what aging looks like. Born between 1946 and 1964, the Boomers make up 28% of the US population, and 76 million of them will turn 65 in the next two decades. But Baby Boomers aren’t resigned to living with the visible effects of aging on their faces and bodies.
Watch New York plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot Heller talk about how you can prepare for plastic surgery with a healthy diet and routine weeks before your surgery.
Watch New York plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot Heller talk about offering cosmetic surgery consultations in a relaxed and friendly environment so you can make informed decisions about improving your appearance.