Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Millennials

With cosmetic surgery no longer the social no-no it used to be, delegated to those who could buy both the procedure and the privacy needed to keep it a secret, the number of both people opting for it have risen and the demographics of those have changed.

Today, more and more millennials are the ones who are opting for cosmetic surgery for one reason or the other- from medical reasons to aesthetic reasons. The rise in numbers are also from the wide acceptance of “getting work done”- where it used to be mostly women with a few men here or there, it is now acceptable for both men and women to choose a cosmetic surgery.

Luckily, technology advancements and demand have shiftedwhat was once a high risk and expensive option to a safer and more affordabledecision to make. Granted, there are still some risks associated with anycosmetic surgery along with a decent price tag- it’s just no longer soexclusive or risky. So what are the most popular cosmeticsurgery procedures for millennials?

Breast augmentation

It would be easy to say that breastimplants have always been the most popular across all age ranges inthe cosmetic surgery department. In the past, there were some health risksassociated with it that have been reduced as better materials are used andprocedures are refined.  The quality ofbreast implants have also gone up which has reduced safety concerns, improvedthe quality, provided a more natural looking breast implant, and helped lessenthe need for a removal years down the road. While most focus on going up insize, it is also useful to reduce the size of the breast in the case of backpain or health concern cases. While there wouldn’t be a breast implant used inthis case, the result is a hanged breast size.


Always a popular choice, liposuction helps shape the body and remove extra or unwanted fat from target areas. It’s growing in popularity with the younger generation as a way to shed weight without all the work of exercising and adhering to a strict diet. Most people think of liposuction for abdominal fat, but it can be performed on various other body areas that are storing excess fat. As technology has advanced, so has the liposuction procedure with options that are more targeted and less traumatic to the body.

Nose Surgery

Also known as rhinoplasty, millennials have no problem getting their nose job on. Partly due to the social media rise (as all of these could be attributed to in some way) and the acceptance of plastic surgery. Nose jobs can also help with breathing issues or reconstruction after an accident to restore the nose, and ultimately the face, in the case of major damage.

Tummy Tucks

Commonly lumped in with liposuction but a slightly different procedure more popular amongst the young mothers crowd or those who have lost drastic amounts of weight, tummy tucks (or abdominoplasty) can be performed to improve the appearance of the stomach while also being able to repair abdominal wall damage. Excess skin is also removed in this procedure, making it an option for those who have undergone gastric bypass surgery or lost a lot of weight. Another benefit to this procedure is the abdominal separation that can happen after pregnancy and birth resulting in muscle weakness or coning can also be repaired if necessary.

Breast Lift

Not to be confused with the more popular breast implant procedure, a breast lift simply raises sagging breast tissue without changing the size. Breast tissue tends to sag with age and can be dramatically changed after child birth and breast feeding which can lead to body confidence issues in young mothers, especially with the idea of a perfect body constantly plastered on social media.  

There are a multitude of other cosmetic procedures that are less invasive as they don’t involve surgery, lowering the price of the procedure and the recovery time. The cosmetic surgeries above do have significant recovery time for proper healing to happen. Remember, it will take some time for you to recover and get back to your normal daily activities and even longer to get back to your exercise routine (if you had one) and there may be special considerations to keep in mind.

No matter what your reasons for choosing to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure-from breast implants to liposuction, it is always best to thoroughly research your options before deciding to dive in. Once you’ve decided, having a consultation with a reputable clinic will provide you with all the information you need and allow for you to voice any concerns or ask any questions that you may have. Most of all, if the procedure is for cosmetic reasons, have a heart to heart with yourself so you do it for the right reasons. Reading up on body positivity and confidence along with adopting some healthy habits prior will improve both your self-image and recovery time.

The Most Common Aesthetic Treatments Available

The number of people getting cosmetic surgery has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. This could be due to the popularity of social media and celebrity culture, or it may just be that people have more of a desire to look younger. Either way, there are some treatments that are proving to be more popular than others. Here’s a look at the most common aesthetic treatments available:

#1 Micro-Botox

Anti-wrinkle treatments are being increasingly sought after by those in their 20s and 30s. It’s no longer a treatment for the older generation looking to claim back youthful skin, it’s now more of a preventative measure. People don’t want to wait for lines to form before they start anti-wrinkle treatments. Micro-Botox is issued in smaller quantities than standard Botox. It aims to smooth skin and reduce pore size.

#2 Hair Transplants

Hair transplants are particularly popular among men, but women have also been known to opt for this treatment. Losing hair can be a knock to someone’s self-esteem, especially if they’re still young. That’s why hair transplant Manchester clinics specialise in different types of treatments, including the most common transplant at the back of the head. This is the place where many men first start noticing they’re going bald

#3 Operating-Room Abs

Health and fitness have been huge over the past 5 years, with an influx in people wanting to achieve the “perfect” body. However, not everyone wants to spend time at the gym in order to gain a toned look. That’s where operating-room abs come in. It involves sculpting abs via traditional liposuction methods, delivering the appearance of a six-pack.

#4 Chemical Peel

Chemical peels have been made more popular by celebrities like Kim Kardashian. The treatment involves an acidic solution being applied to the face that peels away damaged skin. It sounds dangerous and painful, but it isn’t. Though the patient may experience a little discomfort, it’s said to be worth it as the results are instant. It leaves you with a clearer and brighter complexion

#5 Micro-Blading

Beautiful brows have been a must-have recently, so it’s no surprise that people are looking for permanent solutions. Micro-blading involves making tiny incisions and tattooing across the brow line, on the top layer of the skin. It gives the appearance of fuller and thicker brows, and with regular touch-ups they can last up to 36 months.

#6 Derma Fillers

Derma fillers target deep-set wrinkles by injecting small doses underneath the skin. It helps to smooth the natural contours of our face and enhances sunken cheeks, meaning it’s particularly popular with men and women over 50.

#7 Skin Tightening

Loose skin is a concern for many older people, and in some cases it can age them more. This way of skin tightening is for all over the body – not just the face. It seems to be more popular with ladies wanting to achieve smoother looking skin when summer comes around.

#8 Nonsurgical Nose Jobs

Nonsurgical nose jobs are cheaper than a traditional rhinoplasty. Many people with minor problem areas tend to choose nonsurgical treatments over cosmetic surgery. It involves using fillers to improve and manipulate the shape of the nose

How Soon After Wisdom Teeth Removal Can I Run?

While wisdom tooth removal is a common procedure, it is still considered a surgery that comes with certain postoperative care directions. If you’re a runner, you may be wondering how wisdom teeth removal will impact your running schedule.

After your procedure, you should avoid your regular running routine for about a week. If you do wish to run, try to plan a light run that includes a longer warm up and a jog rather than a full-blown run. When you run, be sure you are not clenching your jaw and keep your posture upright.

Once a few weeks since your wisdom teeth removal have passed, you should be able to get back to your regular running routine. When you do so, remember to warm up, drink plenty of water, and stretch once you’ve completed your run. It’s also wise to focus on your core so that you can strengthen your abs and back and reduce stress on your neck, lower back, and jaw.

Since every patient’s wisdom teeth removal experience is different, you should wait until your dentist or oral surgeon has cleared you for exercise before resuming your running routine. If your wisdom teeth were non-impacted, you will likely be allowed to get back to running quickly. In the event they were impacted, your dentist or oral surgeon may advise you to wait a bit longer.

If you have further questions about running and wisdom tooth removal, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Brett Wells of Wells Family Dental Group.

Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

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Healthy lifestyle that’s consisted of wholesome nutrition and regular physical exercise, is taking the world by storm. However, some body and health issues, such as overly large breasts, cannot be corrected with healthy practices alone. A surgical procedure is then the most sensible solution.

In the post-operative period, people are usually anxious to return quickly to their normal exercise routine; which may interfere with the results and cause complications. This is why it’s wise to follow doctor’s instructions concerning the prescribed physical exertion in the recovery period.

For example, basic guidelines after any surgery involve minimal activity in the first 48 hours, and a low-cardio routine in the next few weeks, such as walking or super slow mode on the stationary bike or treadmill. Now let’s see how the workout plan differs for specific surgical procedures to help stay safe exercising after plastic surgery.

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Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.

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