New statistics on facial plastic surgery from 2010 reveal that the trend toward less-invasive treatments continues. Three fourths of the procedures performed were non-surgical, according to survey results released by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
The survey also showed that in 2010 there was:
- 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
“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.”
Botox and hyaluronic acid injections, such as Restylane and Juvederm®, were the most common non-surgical facial cosmetic procedures performed last year, according to the AAFPRS. The most popular surgical procedures for the face were rhinoplasty, face lift and eyelid surgery.
The majority of facial procedures — 83 percent — were performed on women in 2010.
Botox, hyaluronic acid injections, nose jobs and hair transplants were the most common facial procedures performed on men last year.
The survey also showed an increase in ethnic patients getting facial procedures: two out of five surgeons said they had an increase in their Asian American and Hispanic patients in 2010.
Visit www.aafprs.org for more information on the survey and results.