AAFRPS stats indicate rise in younger patients

25 Jan 2019

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has released its annual member’s survey for 2018.

The results were based upon answers from 110 respondents. It indicates that 72% of facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in patients under the age of 30; a 24% uplift from 2013. Surgeon Mr Phillip Langsdon, AAFPRS president, said, “This points to the larger ‘pre-rejuvenation’ trend with more patients wanting to remain youthful rather than turn back the clock on signs of ageing later. Our younger patients are controlling the ageing process and taking prevention seriously.”

The survey indicated that rhinoplasty was the most popular surgical procedure of the year, with 96% of surgeons performing it in 2018. This was following by 94% performing revision surgery and 93% doing eye lift procedures. It also showed that 80% of the treatments performed by facial plastic surgeons were non-surgical procedures with botulinum toxin ranking first followed by fillers.

Mr Langsdon added, “Injectables are only increasing in popularity and this is because of the subtle, yet noticeable visual results they deliver for a relatively affordable price.”

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