Post-Pandemic Surge in Cosmetic Surgery Interest Driven by Women Under 45

September 6, 2022 Tags:

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Despite the current uncertain economy, the Inaugural ASPS Insights and Trends Report: Cosmetic Surgery 2022, a new national survey, has found that many Americans are investing in themselves through cosmetic procedures after the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than three-quarters of their member’s cosmetic-focused plastic surgery practices are seeing more business than before the pandemic. Nearly 30% report that their business has at least doubled. Many experts expected demands to dip after the initial re-opening of business as usual; however, they are still seeing high demand.

This increased demand is likely due to a variety of factors. With COVID shutdowns and the ability to work from home, many patients finally had the uninterrupted time they needed to recover at home. Others say the money saved on travel and dining out during the pandemic allowed them to invest in themselves.

The ASPS Insights and Trends Report also found that by far the most likely to request procedures such as breast augmentations, liposuction, and tummy tucks were women between the ages of 31 and 45. Millennials are savvy about their options and more open about their decision to seek plastic surgery than older generations.

Patients across every age group and gender are increasingly interested in procedures to help them look and feel their best, despite this surge in interest being driven by women under 45.

According to Plastic Surgery Practice, the survey also found that over 40% of plastic surgeons report longer wait times between consultation and surgery than before the pandemic, so experts encourage anyone considering a cosmetic procedure to plan as much as possible.

If you’re interested in plastic surgery in Nashville, TN, the experts at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery are here for you! Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our state-of-the-art Green Hills office.

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