Expert Comment – Young People Cosmetic Surgery Trend

24 Jun 2024 | Category: Cosmetic

Website looked into the rising trend for cosmetic surgery among younger people with expert opinion from Dr Ross Perry, founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, who shared his experience and expertise.

The feature is entitled:

“Tweakments: Cosmetic surgeon Dr Ross Perry addresses the rising trend of plastic surgery among young people”

Dr Ross Perry agreed that he’d noticed an increase in young people wanting plastic surgery or cosmetic treatments. He told the writer:

“As a practitioner in London, it is obvious to the naked eye that the younger generation are opting to have ‘tweakments’ at a younger age. The obvious ones, although not strictly classed as ‘plastic surgery’ are lip fillers as young as 18, cheek fillers and even Botox believing it to be a preventative measure down the line.

“Breast augmentation is also on the rise again as are buttock implants.

“At Cosmedics we specialise in non-invasive cosmetic treatments, which range from Botox, fillers, skin laser treatments and mole removals alongside non-surgical nose jobs.”

Dr Ross Perry explained the influence of TV and social media on the trend, saying:

“Influencers, celebrities and the popularity of shows such as ‘Love Island’, TOWIE,  Real Housewives etc all feature exceptional young women who have had ‘tweakments’ and surgery, making it appear very much the norm and actually attainable to the younger generation.”

He also reiterated that editing software and apps meant you are not necessarily seeing the true picture:

“TikTok and Instagram allows us to heavily edit our images, and use filters etc and showcase to a far younger generation a so called ‘natural’ and normal looking which as an image is physically perfect and flawless. This just isn’t normal or realistic, but it is fed to the millions of impressionable young individuals who feel inadequate and are therefore opting for surgery and treatments at a far younger age.”

Tweakments under 18

Dr Ross Perry draws a hard line where under-aged treatments are concerned and says he totally supports the law which restricts treatment of under 18s:

“There are rules and regulations in place for a reason. Under the age of 18 you haven’t fully stopped growing and the body is still changing.”

Cosmedics Skin Clinics do not treat under 18s under any circumstances, even with parental support.

Dr Perry does concede that in rare cases some surgeons may agree to make an exception:

“Of course, if someone hates their nose, and it’s causing mental health problems then it’s about being very sure before considering rhinoplasty and doing extensive research to find a recommended surgeon.”

However, he emphasised:

“But it’s also about being realistic on expectations too, and before the age of 18 shouldn’t be considered unless for exceptional medical reasons.”

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skin health media expertDr Ross Perry

Dr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.

He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics. He has provided expert advice on sun damage and sun protection for a variety of UK media and publications.

He also comments on the latest cosmetic and anti-ageing treatment methods.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and anti-wrinkle injections/fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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