AAFPRS Survey Reveals That the Selfie is Stronger Than Ever

72 percent of AAFPRS members reported patients seeking cosmetic procedures to look better for their selfies. Photo credit: Deagreez/iStock/Getty Images Plus

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) released its annual survey outcomes, which spotlight the previous year’s most impactful statistics and trends in aesthetics. This year’s results reveal that in 2019, 72 percent of AAFPRS members reported patients seeking cosmetic procedures to look better for their selfies. That's up 15 percent from 2018. That number reveals that social media continues to have an impact on the facial plastic surgery industry. There was also an overall 6 percent increase in facial plastic surgery procedures in 2019 compared to 2018. The average number of non-surgical procedures also rose by 13 percent as compared to 2018. “The dramatic jump in all of the numbers in just one year is quite shocking,” says Mary Lynn Moran, M.D., president of AAFPRS. “The technology within the industry is improving at an accelerated pace, making less invasive options with little to no downtime more accessible and enticing. We can also attribute the dramatic rise in facial plastic surgery interest to the increasing age and purchasing power of millennials. We know this generation is extremely knowledgeable and sophisticated when it comes to the latest advances in aesthetics and view taking care of their skin and their appearance as an essential reflection of their health and beauty.”

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