What Is Hollywood’s Influence On A Record-Breaking Period In 2021 For Plastic Surgery

Hollywood and the entertainment industry at large have always had a reputation for its artists, talent and executives being very familiar with the plastic surgery industry. With a record-breaking first half of 2021, with Americans spending over $8.7 billion on aesthetic plastic surgery, according to data from Aesthetic Society members using the Aesthetic Neural Network (ANN) data, powered by Ronan Solutions. I take a look at Hollywood’s impact on the burgeoning sector.

Trends have historically come out of what we see across media and society. A silent social pressure that is exasperated when we watch content or consume media. As identified there has been a massive push in the aesthetic surgery sector with record-breaking revenues.

“2021 was a unique year for our specialty given the COVID-19 pandemic and adjusting to the various changes it caused,” says William P. Adams, Jr., MD, President of The Aesthetic Society.

“Demand is stronger than ever and likely won’t let up in the new year. Still, our members are an elite group using the safest, most advanced techniques. 2022 will give our membership even more opportunity to provide the safest care to the growing patient population.”

Interestingly there’s also a body positive push from Hollywood simultaneously that is – whether deliberately or not – working against aesthetic enhancements. With Jane Fonda as an example, in a recent interview with Vogue, she highlighted that she was “not proud” of having a facelift and at the time she was concerned if she continued doing procedures she might look “distorted”.

“I don’t do a lot of facials. I don’t spend a lot of money on face creams or anything like that, but I stay moisturized, I sleep, I move, I stay out of the sun, and I have good friends who make me laugh,” Fonda said. “Laughter is a good thing, too.”

Numerous female celebrities have also come out in recent years against enhancements after most had tried one or another. Nicole Kidman, Courteney Cox, Salma Hayek, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Pink, and Jamie Lee Curtis amongst others.

Halle Berry admitted to feeling pressurized to receive plastic surgery in a 2015 Yahoo! Beauty interview.

“I won’t lie and tell you that those things don’t cross my mind, because somebody is always suggesting it to me,” she said.

“You know if you just did a little bit of this and that, lift this up, then this would be a little bit better. It’s almost like crack that people are trying to push on you. That’s what I feel like.”

Added Berry, “‘When you see everybody around you doing it, you have those moments when you think, ‘To stay alive in this business, do I need to do the same thing?’”

“Aging is natural, and that’s going to happen to all of us,” she said. “I just want to always look like myself, even if that’s an older version of myself. I think when you do too much of that cosmetic stuff, you become somebody else in a way.”

Talking to Gohar Abrahamyan, a board-certified Physician Associate (P.A.-C) in practice since 2004. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Psychology in 2001 from the California State University of Northridge and a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies from Western University of Health Sciences in 2003.

She became certified in Medical Aesthetics in 2007 and spent countless hours training in some of the finest dermatology and cosmetic surgery clinics in the heart of Beverly Hills and worldwide which has allowed her to gain extensive knowledge in the aesthetic realm.

Today, Abrahamyan has well over 15 years of experience in the field of medicine and medical aesthetics. She has found a way to transform the faces of many familiar faces and her patients utilizing a minimalist approach and has mastered the art of non-surgical facial contouring. She has also been a guest speaker at numerous aesthetics training sessions nationwide.

On the record-breaking numbers and Hollywood influence, she said, “Sustainable beauty isn’t about looking artificially young, but about allowing your appearance to represent the youthfulness you feel inside. I founded Go Flawless Now in 2007 on the principles of honesty and customized beauty. We specialize in an innovative and minimalist approach to new-age medical aesthetics while delivering maximum results achieved through years of expertise and education.”

“There is certainly this stigma attached when you see these completely out-of-touch and over-the-top jobs on people. It looks horrendous and is not something we condone.”

“I think that’s becoming more apparent to people hence why revenue has grown so dramatically with another record-breaking year expected this year.”

Abrahamyan was adamant that injectors in the past have been deeply money driven and have altered people that do not need any alterations. Causing noticeable defects sometimes post-procedure.

“Most injectors are trained to be injectors and nothing more and they want to do nothing else. I’m a clinician with nearly 20 years of experience in pediatric and adult neurosurgery who still takes trauma calls at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. I treat my aesthetic patients ethically without giving them a complex. I will be quick to turn patients away if I feel they don’t need anything. That is the opposite of what most injectors/clinicians do.”

She continued, “It’s important as an industry we recognize this and consistently apply best practices regardless of monetary gain.”

Abrahamyan is recognized as one of the top 100 aesthetic injectors in the U.S. and has been featured in over 100 publications including Forbes, Vanity Fair, MarketWatch, NBC and Yahoo. She is now also focusing on scientifically-researched luxury skincare lines and is the creator of RX Renew, a scientifically researched and ethically sourced product that focuses on creating naturally-looking optics for the lips.

With a record-breaking 2nd half of 2021 expected to be announced shortly, and an estimated further record-breaking year for 2022 looking likely, the industry has no signs of slowing down. Yet we’ll see if the popular trend of aesthetic enhancements remains if Hollywood A-Listers start promoting natural beauty more.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshwilson/2022/08/25/what-is-hollywoods-influence-on-a-record-breaking-period-in-2021-for-plastic-surgery/