The Latest Trends in Cosmetic Surgery for the Face

facial cosmetic surgery statisticsNew statistics show that in 2010 three fourths of cosmetic facial procedures performed in the U.S. 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).

The survey also found there was a 45 percent increase in the number of facial procedures performed annually over the last two years and a 16 percent increase in non-surgical facial procedures in the same time period.

“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 popular non-surgical facial procedures in 2010:

The most popular surgical facial procedures in 2010:

Women received the majority of procedures; 83 percent of all surgical and non-surgical facial procedures in 2010 were performed on women.

Brow lifts, face lifts and eyelid surgery were the surgical procedures performed the most on women between the ages of 35 and 60, while a nose job was the top surgical procedure performed on younger women (under 35).

As for men, Botox, hyaluronic acid injections, nose jobs and hair transplants were the most common facial procedures performed last year.

The survey also found there was an increase in ethnic patients: two out of five surgeons reported an increase in their Asian American and Hispanic patients in 2010.

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