The number of people in ethnic groups seeking plastic surgery is rising, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
There’s been an increase of 18 percent in Hispanics undergoing plastic surgery procedures, and an increasing number of African Americans are also seeking procedures.
What is Popular Among Ethnic Groups?
The Hispanic population is mostly seeking nonsurgical services such as dermal fillers and injectables. African Americans are most commonly seeking rhinoplasty.
One African-American patient by the name of Tanya tells the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery:
I have never been happy with my nose. It was too wide and flat for my face and I was very self-conscious about it. While having a wider nose may be more typical for African-Americans, that doesn’t means that I can’t change my nose to make me feel more confident.
What is Causing the Increase in Plastic Surgery for Ethnic Groups?
When people think of the type of person who may seek plastic surgery, they sometimes think of a wealthy white woman. This is a complete stereotype! Actually, ethnic groups seeking plastic surgery are growing so fast, they are actually surpassing the number of Caucasian patients.
Dr. Rolando Morales, who is a doctor at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) believes it’s a sign that the Hispanic community is growing in economic strength. It may also be because the Hispanic communities were not hit as badly hit with the economic struggles that others experienced, so they are in a better position to afford plastic surgery procedures.
The same can be said for the African-American community. According to AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, African-American women earn less than white and black men; however, education has a lot to do with that since the College Board reports salary is positively correlated with education.
Black women have now surpassed black men in the number of college degree attainments. In fact, 669,000 black women hold a master’s degree, but only 409,000 black men do, reports The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
According to the same report in The Journal, black men with a four-year college degree make 95% as much as white men with the same degree, and those with a doctorate make more than white men with the same degree. This may be part of why more African-Americans are seeking plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery is rising for all ethnic groups, and we see it every day in our own offices. Is now the time to learn more about it for you? We offer complimentary consultations for patients interested in rhinoplasty or any other plastic surgery procedures.
Simply call us at 631-499-1831 or 212-206-0023 to set up an appointment. Our highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons in Commack, Long Island or Manhattan, NYC will help you decide what is best for you.