The Rise Of Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic surgery is no longer a minority undertaking but a very real choice to a lot of people in the western world. Since 2005, people having plastic surgery has increased year on year and in some areas at an extremely high rate. New mothers are electing to take to the knife following pregnancy with much more regularity than they were doing a few years ago, but one of the more surprising increases is coming from the baby boomers generation after the war.
An article from a major American website looked at this trend a few years back and determined that this generation of people are choosing to spend their income following retirement on cosmetic procedures. The publication reported that “numerous infant boomers adhere to active and fit lifestyles and, for some of them; this includes looking to preserve youthful appearance. It’s about wanting to look as young and vigorous as they feel.”
This trend is now more prevalent than ever and on both sides of the Atlantic. Plastic surgery has become not a luxury but a procedure that can actively support your lifestyle. Whether looking for brow lifts, wrinkle treatments or body reshaping, all the evidence points to more people wanting to get a little help from science to augment what nature has already created.
Of course, the other reason for the big rise is that plastic surgery has now never been more accessible. The rise in the profession has created more surgeries up and down the country that gives the public far more options than before when it comes to making the right choice for them. There is greater transparency as well about the quality of the professionals. Checking a surgeon is registered with the General Medical Council can now be done very easily and, ideally, your should also ensure they hold the FRCS(Plast) qualification. Plastic surgery is often a very personal choice and it is important that it remains that.
The science and skills are now there to perform complex procedures that can improve and aid the look and feel of the human body, but knowing they are right for you is still a vital factor. An ethical and well trained plastic surgeon will thoroughly assess each person’s reasons for wanting surgery and ensure that the choice is in accordance with a well grounded and healthy outlook.
It is hard to see anything but further increases in plastic surgery numbers over the next few years. It is now a fully formed and accepted part of our society and an area where people are continuing to see the benefits of. There will always be the odd celebrity who will paint a negative picture due to overuse, but in the main, plastic surgery is now being seen in its capacity to do good and help people with their lives.