As each decade goes by at warp speed, plastic surgery has become a more widely acceptable option for aesthetic improvement, even for the youngest generation. Gone are the days of waiting until your golden years to visit the plastic surgeon.
For Generation Xers, whose previous trip to the cosmetic surgeon may have been for a post-adolescence nose job or breast implants, the types of procedures they’re seeking now are helping them to turn back the clock and keep up with the selfie-obsessed generation.
According to statistical data released by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) in 2014, adults between the ages of 35 and 50 account for the most cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures—more than 40 percent of all procedures performed. That adds up to more than 4.2 million procedures, beating out Baby Boomers and Millennials for all the nips, tucks and injections happening in the U.S.