Young people opting for cosmetic surgery

A growing number of young people are choosing to have cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, according to a new study.

Nearly half of all respondents revealed that they underwent their first cosmetic surgery procedure between the ages of 25 and 29, with breast enlargement surgery (38 per cent) and fillers such as Botox or Restylane (22 per cent) proving popular with young patients.

Nearly 34 per cent of people who went under the knife told cosmetic surgeon Dr Gregory Buford, a member of the US Centre for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, that they wanted their surgery to look natural and make their body look more in proportion.

Every single respondent said that, once they had undergone one cosmetic surgery procedure, they had returned for an additional treatment, and 90 per cent said that they would recommend cosmetic surgery to their friends and family.

One of Dr Buford's patients said that they have no qualms when it comes to telling people about their cosmetic surgery.

"I am an overly honest person who is secure about what I did and why I did it. I am not ashamed of it in any capacity. I like talking to people who are considering it in order to make them feel more comfortable about the decision," the patient revealed.

Only six per cent of respondents said that they felt compelled to keep their cosmetic surgery a secret.

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