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The Age of the Millennial

Who runs the world?! While many of you may want to scream, “girls!” like Beyoncé, the truth is we are living in the age of the Millennial. Popularly referred to as Generation Y, or Gen Y, Millennials can be best defined as any person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century. This age group loves a perfect selfie, a fab insta-moment and currently accounts for about 25% of the United States population.

Just like Generation X and Baby Boomers, Millennials feel pressure to look good all the time. Social media presence is everywhere these days and Millennials are at its center. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have truly become some of America’s favorite pastimes. Some of the most popular influencers are Millennials, like the Kardashian-Jenner family. With gorgeous faces like Kylie Jenner’s gracing the cover of seemingly every magazine and every website, it’s no wonder that more and more Millennials are finding themselves in the offices of facial plastic surgeons, like Doctor Jean-Paul Azzi, who has offices in Jupiter and Palm City, Florida.

As one of South Florida’s finest double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, he has certainly noticed an increase in the number of younger patients coming into his office in recent years. “In the past, I would see patients from their teens to 30s mostly for rhinoplasty (nose jobs), but now I am noticing a large uptick in Botox and fillers, especially lip fillers and under-eye fillers,” Dr. Azzi said.

“Another procedure that has recently been gaining popularity with this population is the modified upper lip lift,” continued Dr. Azzi. “I use this simple in-office procedure to achieve what lip fillers cannot.”

Doctor Azzi credits this shift partly to social media, selfies, celebrity influence and increased pressure to constantly look flawless. Times have definitely changed and there is no longer as much of a stigma to “having had work done,” regardless of how big or small. Injectibles, especially, have made it easier for people to take the first step. These are much less invasive than other cosmetic surgery procedures, require little to no down time and can take as little as 5 minutes!

Of course, Millennials should not get any kind of procedure just for the sake of getting a procedure. In some social circles, having any kind of facial procedure completed can actually improve your social status, but that is no reason to alter your appearance. Just like with any other kind of cosmetic procedure, the decision to alter anything about yourself should be for the right reasons and because of how it makes you feel about yourself.

If you or someone you know, of any age, is considering any kind of cosmetic procedure make sure you consult a facial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Azzi, who treats each and every patient with unparalleled and individualized care.

Our beautiful offices are conveniently located in Jupiter and Palm City, Florida. We serve patients in the following South Florida areas and beyond: Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Tequesta, Hobe Sound, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach and Vero Beach.

To schedule a consultation, or for more information, click here or call us at (561) 429-5403.

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