Why More People are Choosing Plastic Surgery

By Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno on January 22, 2021 under Expertise

Why More People are Choosing Plastic Surgery

Over the past several years, plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures have become more and more popular. Procedures like rhinoplasty or eyelid surgery remain common, while less invasive options like Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels are gaining popularity. The reason why each patient chooses to have a procedure is very personal, but there are a few trends influencing the rise of plastic surgery.

Zoom Dysphoria

Even before so many people started going to work or school virtually, the amount of time people spend seeing themselves on screens has increased dramatically in the past several years. Between Zoom, selfies, or FaceTime calls, we are all seeing our own faces more than ever before. This leads people to be hyper-aware of what they look like day to day, and it’s common to start scrutinizing details of your appearance. In particularly, aging signs like fine lines and wrinkles become more noticeable when you see yourself on screen every day. Some refer to this self-consciousness as “Zoom dysphoria.” If you’ve started to develop an insecurity thanks to too much time on Zoom, there are many plastic surgery options available to restore your confidence.

Decreased Stigma for Plastic Surgery

In the past, plastic surgery was considered taboo, and patients were hesitant to discuss that they had had a procedure. Today, patients are less likely to feel shamed about having plastic surgery and more comfortable sharing their experience. This has led to an increase in plastic surgery overall, with more people pursuing procedures that their friends, relatives, or even celebrities have been open about.

New Technology

As technologies progress and new procedures are invented, plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments are safer and more effective than ever. This makes them more interesting to new patients, and means that a wider range of people are good candidates for procedures. For example, new injectable products including neurotoxins and dermal fillers are consistently introduced, suited for the unique needs of many patients. Modern surgical techniques allow for more natural results and less noticeable scarring than ever before in procedures like facelifts or blepharoplasties. Laser treatments like DioLite, Harmony XL PRO, and IPL are also relatively recent technologies that offer excellent results with minimal recovery.

Plastic Surgery is More Affordable Than Ever

Until recent years, plastic surgery was typically reserved only for the ultra-wealthy because of prohibitively high costs. Today, more people can afford plastic surgery, and more and more middle-class patients are choosing to have cosmetic procedures. In addition to more affordable costs, financing options are often available for plastic surgery. At FacesFirst, we offer CareCredit to help patients finance their procedure.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re ready to try plastic surgery or a non-surgical procedure, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cote or Dr. Picerno at FacesFirst. Call our office at (720) 414-3332 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.