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Minorities and Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery Is on the Rise Within Hispanic, Asian and African-American Cultures

· Plastic Surgery,Trends,Psychological Impact

While plastic surgery has been steadily gaining popularity, the number of minorities opting for plastic surgery has increased dramatically within recent history. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that, within the past 10 years, the number of Asian American, African American and Hispanic patients opting for plastic surgery has doubled.

As cosmetic procedures continue to earn acceptance in all cultures, more and more minorities are turning to cosmetic procedures to help them live happier, more confident lives by achieving the looks they want.

What Are the Most Common Cosmetic Procedures for Minorities?

While cosmetic procedures vary in minorities just as they do in any other population, a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) reports that the most common body procedures are tummy tucks and liposuction. Common non-surgical procedures include Botox injections, chemical peels, fat injections, and microdermabrasion.

How Plastic Surgery Has Changed for Minorities

According to the aforementioned AACS survey, 50% of respondents believe that the popularity of cosmetic surgery has increased within their racial and ethnic groups. This current boom in the popularity of plastic surgery is largely due to three factors:

  • Increased acceptance. Today, it's commonplace for minorities to take their looks into their own hands and use cosmetic procedures to achieve the appearance they've always wanted.
     
  • Reduced risk of scarring. While scarring, commonly called keloids, in darker-skinned patients used to be a large risk, today's advanced surgical methods have reduced the risk and made plastic surgery easier for minorities.
     
  • Diverse beauty standards. As society as a whole has evolved, the single standard of beauty in minority populations has dissipated, which has allowed individuals to take beauty into their own hands.
     

Thanks to these advancements, plastic surgery is now more accessible and available than ever before to minority populations.

The Case for Plastic Surgery

Today, cosmetic surgery is just one more way for people from all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds to enhance their confidence and feel good about their personal appearance. From surgical to non-surgical procedures, cosmetic procedures are designed to help all people feel more beautiful, comfortable and happy on a day-to-day basis.

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