New AAFPRS Survey Sees More Younger Patients Opting for Surgery

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, January 25, 2016

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) recently released the results of its annual member survey.
A top trend, according to the survey, is that more younger patients are seeking aesthetic procedures. In 2015, 64% of member facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments in patients under age 30, according to a media release from the AAFPRS.
In addition, it appears according to the survey that patients may be becoming desensitized to plastic surgery as more celebrities reveal the cosmetic work that they had done. Having a little “work done,” may be becoming less taboo, as the survey reveals that 82% of surveyed surgeons report that celebrities were a major influence on their patients’ decisions to undergo a plastic surgery procedure in 2015.
The top three trends in 2015, according to the survey, were people requesting natural-looking rhinoplasty results (74%), combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures (72%), and eyelid procedures to look less tired (71%). More than half of surgeons also saw a rise in patients asking to get their cheekbones back (56%) and people turning to cosmetic procedures to remain competitive in the workforce (51%), the release explains.
Read more at Plastic Surgery Practice.