Since the Kardashians’ rise to fame, cosmetic surgeons have seen a dramatic increase in the number of millennials requesting cosmetic procedures.
Over the past six years, the number of young people aged 20-29 requesting non-invasive procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections, has jumped by 40%. In 2015, there were 170,000 treatments carried out, a trend that is worrying dermatologists.
Beverley Hills surgeon blames Kardashians
Top Beverley Hills cosmetic surgeon to the stars, Gabriel Chiu, has blamed the rise in young people undergoing cosmetic surgery on the Kardashian-Jenner culture, along with social media.
What many young people don’t realise is that most of the images they see of the Kardashians and indeed most Hollywood starlets, have been tweaked by filters. So, the perfect image they are trying to replicate isn’t even real. In many cases, surgeons are having to tell the young patients they cannot replicate the pictures brought in because they have been clearly photoshopped.
It isn’t only cosmetic surgeons who are noticing the vast changes in the amount of young people who have had work done. Casting agents have witnessed an increase in the number of young actresses coming in with tweaked odd-looking faces.
The trouble is, these young women think the surgery makes them look younger and edgier, when in fact in some cases it can make them look even older and at the very least, strange.
Cosmetic procedures now marketed towards the younger generation
At one time, cosmetic procedures were largely marketed towards the older generation. Anti-wrinkle injections weren’t something most considered until they were at least 35 years old. These days however, many surgeons have taken advantage of the pop and Kardashian culture and have begun marketing their non-invasive treatments to women in their 20’s.
What these young women don’t know is that procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections can lead to problems further down the line. Too much too early can cause the muscles to permanently freeze and never regain proper function.
Overall, it is worrying that young people are jumping into surgery to achieve an unrealistic image. It’s important to know the risks involved and the problems that could crop up later down the line.