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The 2018 AAFPRS annual survey reveals the main trends in facial plastic surgery

The 2018 AAFPRS annual survey reveals the main trends in facial plastic surgery

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest association of facial plastic surgeons, has published the results of its investigation Annual survey for 2018. This annual survey explores the main trends in facial plastic surgery today.

This year’s results indicate a close link between the millennial generation (now aged 22 to 37) and the growing demand for aesthetic procedures. The average number of surgical procedures has almost doubled since 2013 (up 47%) with a 22% increase in Botox® injections compared to 2013, revealing that facial modifications and treatments continue to be adopted and sought after. a marathon rhythm.

AAFPRS members note that the emphasis was more on early care or pre-juveniles in the 1920s and 1930s and that technology – both at the doctor and at the house – plays a key role in confidence.

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With tags like #glowup and #tenyearchallenge, it has never been so obvious that overall, men and women improve with age. If 70 is the new 50, then 40 is the new 25. Striking images challenge stereotypes of aging, showing that aging gracefully is not only possible, but likely, thanks to modern technology (see: filters, fillers and volume) . 2018 AAFPRS Survey Finds It’s Not Just YouTube Makeup Tutorials That Make Up Millennials’ Beauty Game – It’s How They Adopt Self-Administering, SPF, and Cosmetic Surgery Treatments of the face.

In 2018, 72% of plastic surgeons of the face noted an increase in cosmetic surgeries or injectables in patients under 30 years of age. This is a significant increase from 2017, when more than half of the members noted this influx of younger patients. In fact, this year’s survey reveals a 24% increase in the number of cosmetic surgeries or injectables among patients under the age of 30 since 2013 (58% to 72%).

“This indicates the broader trend of” pre-juvenation “with an increasing number of patients wanting to stay young rather than turning back the signs of aging later,” said Phillip R. Langsdon, President of the AAFPRS. “Our younger patients control the aging process and take prevention seriously.”

Unlike previous generations who often kept their settings low, Millennials are coming of age at a time when plastic facial surgery is normalized – and even considered the norm by some in an era of “face restful ”, selfies and Snapchat.

Natural-looking rules
“The modern goal of plastic facial surgery is naturally natural,” says Dr. Langsdon.

While 97% of AAFPRS members believe that celebrities have an influence on facial plastic surgery, the trends seem to be moving away from an overly optimistic look, like that of the famous Kylie handkerchief of 2016. A natural result is essential for patients, 41% declaring that they are afraid of the unnatural aspect of their main concern when considering cosmetic improvements.

Subtle and confidence-building treatments such as injectables, lasers, peels and microneedling are particularly in demand, as are treatments combining two or three of these non-invasive options in a single visit. “Patients love combination treatments because they are time efficient and help to produce optimal results for all treatments, from facial rejuvenation to scar reduction when used in tandem,” said Dr. Langsdon .

It is essential to find the right doctor to obtain the desired result and avoid an “overly elaborate” aspect. The first thing AAFPRS members recommend to future patients of all ages is to trust a facial plastic surgeon for their faces. This means that both men and women should seek a board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. To find a facial plastic surgeon in your area, please visit the AAFPRS physician search site.

Rhino reigns, injectables are increasing

Regarding surgical trends, rhinoplasty is at the head of year by year (practiced by 96% of surgeons in 2018), followed by revision surgery (94%) and eye lift (93%) for patients who hope to look less tired. The most popular procedure overall, Botox® was ranked first for both sexes, followed by filling.

Four-fifths of the treatments performed by plastic facial surgeons in 2018 were non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Among the main motivating factors for patients are the desire to look better in selfies and dissatisfaction with their profile (complaints about the nose, chin or neck – aka Tech Neck).

“The popularity of injectables is increasing, due to their subtle but remarkable visual results, for a relatively affordable price compared to surgical options,” says Dr. Langsdon. “Neuromodulators and fillers have little or no downtime, so they provide an easy and unobtrusive gateway for patients entering the world of cosmetic surgery.”

Upward revisions

Surgical revisions have exploded in the past year. The average number of revisions performed per AAFPRS member has almost doubled since 2017. About a third of cosmetic facial surgeons attribute this

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