Facial plastic surgery data from 2010 showed that three fourths of the procedures performed were non-surgical, highlighting the trend toward less-invasive treatments. The survey results came from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
Other highlights from the survey included:
- A 45 percent increase in the number of facial procedures performed annually over the last two years
- A 16 percent increase in non-surgical facial procedures in the past two years
â??Non-surgical procedures are an excellent option for some people, with the added benefits of lower costs and shorter recovery time; two things that are consistently important to those considering facial plastic surgery, said Dr. Jonathan M. Sykes. We have been seeing a trend over the past few years that people who want to look and feel younger and rejuvenated are turning to non-surgical, less invasive procedures to obtain the refreshed look they want.
The most common non-surgical facial procedures last year, according to the AAFPRS, were Botox and hyaluronic acid injections, such as Restylane or Juvederm, while the most popular facial surgical procedures were rhinoplasty, facelift and eyelid surgery.
Women received the majority of facial procedures â?? 83 percent of all surgical and non-surgical facial procedures in 2010 were performed on women.
The top surgical procedures for women between the ages of 35 and 60 were brow lifts, facelifts and eyelid surgery, while a nose job was the top surgical procedure performed on younger women (under 35).
For men, Botox, hyaluronic acid injections, nose jobs and hair transplants were the most common facial procedures performed last year.
Surgeons surveyed also reported an increase in ethnic patients: two out of five surgeons said they had an increase in their Asian American and Hispanic patients in 2010.
For more information on the survey and results, visit www.aafprs.org.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.