A study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology surveyed more than 300 patients to find out more about who makes up the ‘average’ population of cosmetic surgery seekers.
According to survey results, the average patients having cosmetic treatments are college-educated, working moms. These results are unsurprising and coincide with statistical data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as common sense knowledge that higher levels of education typically result in higher employment rates and income levels, and thus access to elective cosmetic treatments.
But more interestingly, survey results also indicated that among married women, those younger, not older, than their partners were found to be the most likely to seek cosmetic treatments. Women who are older than their partners were also found to be more likely to seek cosmetic procedures, especially injectable fillers, than women who are the same age as their partners.
The average age difference between study participants and their older partners was slightly over four years, whereas the age difference between those with younger partners was slightly over six years.
The patients who participated in the study all did so voluntarily and anonymously while visiting private cosmetic surgery practices. The procedures sought by study participants included the following popular minimally-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic treatments:
Many of these procedures are available at the Eugene medical spa and plastic surgery office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel.