The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Celebrates the Age of 50

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) conducted a survey of more than 500 women age 50 and older for their point of view on what it means to be 50. An overwhelming majority concluded 50 is the new 30. “Women in their fifties want to feel vibrant, beautiful and desirable, but they demand a natural result,” says Edward Farrior, M.D., F.A.C.S., president of the AAFPRS. “Women simply want to be the best, most confident version of themselves. The constant advances in safe and effective minimally invasive and non-invasive treatment options are truly empowering women to age backwards.” Here are a few key statistics from the survey:

  • 69 percent reported feeling at least six years younger than their chronological age
  • 72 percent have had skin peels
  • 50 percent have had filler injections
  • 15 percent have had cosmetic facial surgery

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