According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), there has been a 60 percent increase in the number of women undergoing cosmetic procedures since 2000. Some more interesting statistics include:
What people find beautiful about themselves may be different than what they find appealing in another person. Visitors were asked "What aspect of physical beauty do you find most appealing in another person?" In their 20s, 30s, and 40s, respondents look for a fit, well proportioned body; youthful skin ranked at the top for respondents in the 50s and 60s. When considering "Which part of your body are you most concerned about?" respondents ranked their abdomen/hips number one in their 30s. But surprisingly, respondents listed the face, not their body, as the most popular choice in the 20s, 40s, 50s and 60s.
Women continue to be the most likely candidates for facial plastic surgery. In 2008, approximately 84 percent of patients seeking facial plastic surgery were female. The most common cosmetic surgical procedures undergone by women were facelifts (average of 55 procedures per surgeon) and blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery (45 procedures), which includes surgery of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. This procedure was in high demand for women looking to rejuvenate the appearance of the eye area and reduce drooping and puffiness in the lid.
According to the annual survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), more than 80 percent of board certified facial plastic surgeons reported an increase in non-invasive cosmetic procedures within the past year among consumers looking to delay the effects of aging and more costly surgeries. The most requested non-invasive procedures included Botox®; dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid, and skin resurfacing treatments, such as chemical peels and dermabrasion.
LEADING plastic surgeons have spoken of the horrific medical complications patients come home with after having cosmetic surgery abroad. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has raised concerns that the NHS and private UK-based surgeons are having to remedy such problems. The association also described the “unethical” practices some cosmetic surgery tourism companies use.
Recognized as a leader in facelift surgery, Dr. Clevens completed four manuscripts for publication in international facial plastic surgery journals. The articles are entitled: “Approaches to browlift in the male patient,” “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: Male vs female attitudes in facial plastic surgery,” Achieving patient satisfaction and avoiding complications in facelift surgery” and “Facelift in the male patient.”
According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, 66 percent of male patients requested plastic surgery in 2007 in order to remain competitive in the workplace. That statistic proves that many men feel that looking younger will help level the playing field in an increasingly younger-aged workforce.
A recent analysis of patient procedures at The Center For Cosmetic A recent analysis at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego showed a remarkable 30% jump in dermal fillers this year. This further validates statistics issued in March by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) that minimally invasive procedures continue to weather the economic storm.