NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 4:44 PM
Even people in their late teens and twenties have been getting treatments to erase fine wrinkles.
It’s hardly a wrinkle in time.
Millennials, barely old enough to sprout a frown line, are flocking to cosmetic surgeons.
In the most recent survey of plastic surgeons, 64% reported seeing an increase of patients under 30, according to The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Pillowy lips, creaseless foreheads and a slavish devotion to selfies have created this perfect storm of fake faces.
And don’t discount the Kardashian Effect. Their millions of followers watch the sisters get new lips and then want their lips plumped. More than four out of five, 82%, of surgeons responding said celebrities influence plastic surgery trends.
People sought cosmetic procesdures to look better in selfies, two in five plastic surgeons reported.
“It just doesn’t stop,” says Dr. Stafford Broumand of 740 Park Plastic Surgery. “Social media has made changes in people’s looks, in their approach, in their discussion of plastic surgery and the new millennials are attuned to social media.”
The rise in plastic surgery among young women has prompted a warning from the physicians’ association.
Kylie Jenner has 49.4 million followers just on Instagram and her changing looks inspire her fans.
“Non-invasive procedures like lasers, peels and injections are making it even more appealing for young people to dip their toe into aesthetic enhancements before aging is even a concern,” says Dr. Edwin Williams III, the umbrella group’s president. “Younger patients should be advised to be careful not to go overboard too soon with injections. In fact, some procedures like overly plumped lips and a frozen forehead can actually age you beyond your years.”
The most common procedures Broumand does on millennials are breast augmentation and reduction, nose jobs and liposuction. They’re also fond of the Brazilian butt lift, where fat is taken from one part of the body and injected into the rear, he adds.
To erase lines, they sought the stand-by of Botox.
“They start to develop fine wrinkles in the forehead and crows’ feet and when they look at print or social media, they see no wrinkles,” Broumand says.
Broumand says he turns down patients on a daily basis and also points out that what people admire are often airbrushed images.
“We have our supermodels who come to our office and they don’t look anything like they do in print,” he says. “It is not how you perceive it in print. It is how you perceive it in reality.”