Plastic Surgery Clients Are Getting Younger–and Doctors Say Selfies Are to Blame

June 18, 2019

(Quartz) – Plastic surgery clients are trending younger globally, and doctors and psychologists are pointing to the rise of social media as playing a role. According to a report in the South China Morning Post, not only is the number of aesthetic plastic surgery cases—including cosmetic procedures like rhinoplasty, facelifts, and lip augmentations—on the rise globally, but the average age of clients is also dropping. Of the 22 million Chinese who underwent cosmetic procedures in 2018, clients under age 28 accounted for 54% (nearly 12 million) of patients.