Cosmetic procedures are more prevalent than ever. This is due in large part to Millennials going under the knife, so they can ultimately post the perfect selfie to Instagram and other social media outlets attempting to gain the attention they crave. From lip augmentation to forehead reduction, the variety of procedures is mindboggling, but the experience and outcome aren’t always what one had in mind. It’s important for those who want to undergo a cosmetic procedure to not rush into anything and to do adequate research, especially if it’s the first time.
The millennials of this generation are by far the most “photogenic” era of individuals to ever exist- and why wouldn’t they be, they have access to top notch editing tools to make every post perfect right there on their cell phones!
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–But all jokes aside, this is the current status for millennials to get an edge on the competition in all facets of life. Hence, why their view on plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments, whether invasive or non-invasive, are so different from those of the past.
Angela, a fellow millennial and up and coming model, recently underwent lip injection enhancements, but this wasn’t the first time. According to Angela, the first time she sought out a board-certified surgeon for her lips, she didn’t get the experience or desired results she anticipated. “My experience was bad. I was referred by a friend who had awesome lips and went to this particular doctor,” Angela said. “There was poor communication. The treatment felt rushed by the physician, there were no instructions for the recovery process or what to expect, and it was painful!” Angela even gave lip injections a second chance, but unfortunately, that resulted in a reaction to the injectable.
For Generation Y, social media is a part of everyday culture, not just for fun and games, but for building brands- which attributed to part of Angela’s motives. Of course, millennials feel pressure to keep up with their own filters. Instagram and other social platforms are constantly challenging reality in our efforts to gain “likes”, followers or potentially get noticed by the “right” people. Major social media influencers like Kylie Jenner are heavily contributing to the “lip revolution” and cosmetic evolution that is currently trending amongst these maturing millennials. Angela is one of countless individuals who understands the value of her appearance and how her social media klout score may benefit for other aspects of her life.
Angelina Jolie, Marylin Monroe, Eva Mendez, and Jennifer Garner all have one thing in common – they are most famous for their perfect lips. In some cases, it’s their iconic pouts that made it possible for them to achieve the fame, fortune, and success that they have had.
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As millennials continue on their quest for achieving perfection, the right surgeon is what separates great work from a “botched” job!
It wasn’t until Angela was introduced to Dr. Gordon Kaplan, a board-certified specialty surgeon, that she finally felt comfortable. Dr. Kaplan specializes in Breast Reconstruction, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Hand Surgery, and Aesthetic Surgery. “Dr. Kaplan was extremely thorough with educating me and his technique. He even made me look at myself in the mirror and question my motives and expectations for my desired appearance,” said Angela.
Lip augmentation can be done in a variety of different ways, including collagen injections, surgical alterations, and solid lip implants. Thanks to the wide variety of different options, women and men who want a better pair of lips have a number of different ways to improve their visage. Some procedures are minimally invasive and semi-permanent. Others are permanent, and done under general anesthesia. Since there is such a wide variety of different treatments, it’s often best for patients to know what they want before they go through with their lip augmentation plans.
Each option has its own perks and pitfalls, which means that the best kind of lip augmentation will vary from person to person. For example, a woman who decries her thin lips might find that a series of lip injections will give her lips a fuller, more “bee stung” look. On the other hand, a woman who is tired of getting stared at for a lip that is uneven may find that corrective surgery is the best option.
When making the decision to choose a lip augmentation procedure, it’s best to figure out what you do and do not want in your lip augmentation plans. The more you are willing to share with your doctor, the better equipped he will be to tell you what procedure would be best, and how to make the most of your lip augmentation.
As Angela evolves through her social media platforms, it is imperative she approaches her treatments cautiously. Top surgeons like Dr. Kaplan will play a huge role in Angela’s social confidence and each individual’s need to drive a bigger social fan base.