Trending Upward: Why Millennials Are Turning to Rhinoplasty More Than Any Other Age Group

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Rhinoplasty (corrective nose surgery) is one of the most popular and trusted cosmetic procedures available to both men and women. That is largely because rhinoplasty results are stunning and help transform your entire face. 

Whether from birth or as a result of an injury (a broken nose), having a nose you aren’t comfortable with can cause you to feel self-conscious. Luckily, nose surgery can help to bring a natural appearance to your nose while helping to balance your entire facial aesthetic.

A group of millennial men and women laugh and smile at one another as they eat and drink together

While rhinoplasty is effective for men and women of all age groups, recent studies have shown a significant increase in rhinoplasty procedures for people in the millennial generation (those people born between 1981 and 1996). 

This blog will explore what rhinoplasty consists of and why this procedure is so popular among millennial men and women.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Unlike some cosmetic procedures, rhinoplasty is not a surgery that only corrects one issue. Instead, rhinoplasty can address numerous issues in the nose, including:

  • Nasal humps
  • Upturned or drooping nasal tip
  • Large nostrils
  • A large or small nose (that is not proportionally balanced to the rest of the face)
  • Difficulty breathing or sleeping (caused by a deviated septum)

Rhinoplasty can be performed in one of two ways: open or closed rhinoplasty. 

With open rhinoplasty, Dr. Diamond makes an incision on your columella (the area of skin between your nostrils), and with closed rhinoplasty, the incision is made within the nostril itself. 

There are benefits and drawbacks to both techniques, and at your rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Diamond will evaluate your condition to determine which incision method is best for you. 

After the incision is made, Dr. Diamond will make the necessary corrections. This may include manipulating the cartilage, removing bone and/or cartilage, or augmenting the nose with cartilage grafts. 

Once the corrections are made, the incisions are closed, and you can begin your recovery process.

Why Is Rhinoplasty So Popular With Millenials?

In its annual report, the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery found that rhinoplasty is the most common surgery among men and women of the millennial generation. 

This can seem strange, which makes it important to look into the reasons for this. 

First, millennials are now at an age where they are seeing their physical appearance beginning to change due to age; however, they are not yet experiencing the kinds of age-related cosmetic issues that more intensive procedures like facelift surgery or brow lift surgery can correct. 

So, millennials looking to improve their facial features but not wanting more extensive age-reversing procedures often choose to undergo rhinoplasty. 

Additionally, several studies have examined the impact that social media and taking selfies have on millennials. Millennials have grown up with social media and selfies, and these studies have shown that selfies can cause some distortion to the appearance of a person’s nose in these photos. This causes their posts on social media to look distorted. 

There’s even a term for it: “selfie face distortion.” 

Because of selfie face distortion, many millennial men and women turn to rhinoplasty to help improve the appearance of their nose (in real life and in selfies and other photos posted on social media sites).

How Can Rhinoplasty Help You?

The purpose of rhinoplasty is two-fold. The first goal of this procedure is to help improve the physical appearance of the nose for men and women, and the second goal is to help improve patients’ confidence and comfort with their appearance. 

Whether you are concerned about how you look in the mirror, to other people, or in your social media image, rhinoplasty can help you achieve the look and feel you desire for your face.

Regardless of your age, Dr. Diamond offers both surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty options to help you put your best face forward. 

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Diamond Today!

To learn more about rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills, California, and how this procedure can help give you the facial aesthetic you desire, please call Dr. Diamond’s office at (310) 859-9816 or set up a consultation with us online today