Despite all the shade thrown at Millennials by older generations, they are generally growing to be the most informed and most autonomous generation. So why wouldn’t they have just as much control and education about how they age?

Equipped with horror stories from previous generations and a little disposable income, Millennials are beginning to take preventative measures earlier to stop the effects of aging before they even begin to show.

In a recent study by, it was found that one-third of women under the age of 35 regularly use anti-aging skincare products, and as early as 26 years old.

Why would that be any different for cosmetic enhancement procedures?

The New Face of Cosmetic Surgery

Think cosmetic procedures are only for after wrinkles appear? Think again!

According to many physicians in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), there has been a noticeable shift from reactive procedures to fix a problem to proactive procedures, or “pre-rejuvenation” to keep the problem from ever happening in the first place.

Researchers are also seeing a generational shift of patients requesting facial plastic surgery treatments, with a great number of millennials seeking facial injectables,

Plastic Surgery Is Not What It Once Was

Many people think that in order to get plastic surgery, it needs to be… surgery!

Thanks to technology advancements in the field of plastic surgery, procedures are now less invasive and more affordable than ever. In fact, over 80 percent of treatments performed by AAFPRS members in 2017 were considered nonsurgical.

Nonsurgical means less or no recovery time, allowing you to get back to your daily routine immediately.

A Shift in Social Acceptance

Along with celebrities like Katy Perry and Amber Rose normalizing cosmetic enhancement procedures, there has become a general shift in the social views towards these procedures.

It’s no longer taboo! A shift in social acceptance and perceptions of plastic surgery along with a strong body positive movement which complements nicely with the mantra: do what makes you happy.

Are you interested in how non-invasive cosmetic enhancement procedures in Northern Virginia can help you avoid the effects aging? Call Washingtonian Plastic Surgery today for more information!