Top Cosmetic Surgery Trends

When the nation’s most in-demand facial plastic surgeons talk about the ins and outs of the nip tuck world, you listen. A recent survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) discovered that 13 percent of facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in requests for celebrity procedures, up from just 3 percent the year before. Among the most popular procedures, rhinoplasty was the most performed on patients age 22 to 34. But so what? AAFPRS experts are here to provide their insight on some of the top trends in facial plastic surgery:
Clients Want Celeb-Worthy Features
 “Celebrities have a big influence on beauty and anti-aging. The images we see in magazines and on screen, however, are often photoshopped, which can give people an unrealistic sense of what a little Botox® or laser resurfacing can do.”—Dr. Stephen S. Park, president, AAFPRS
Why Rhinoplasty Is Called "Rhinopopularity"
“Around half a million Americans go for consultations about their nose every year. Improving the shape of the nose is the single most impactful facial plastic surgery that we do. Changing the nose even by only a few millimeters can make a significant difference in your overall appearance.”—Edwin F. Williams, III, M.D., FACS, and president-elect, AAFPRS
On Fighting Aging Without Surgery
“Women want to feel confident and they want natural results. The constant advances in safe and effective minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments empower women to age backwards.”—David W. Kim, MD, FACS, San Francisco facial plastic surgeon and AAFPRS board member
Why Botox Reigns Supreme
“Botox remains relevant and at the top of the game because it works and has for over a decade.“—Edward H. Farrior, former president, AAFPRS
When Clients Need A Re-Do
“Among reconstructive surgeries rhinoplasty correction was by far the most common. The key to success is seeking out a surgeon who specializes in surgery of the face, head, and neck who will be able to seamlessly merge aesthetic appeal and function."—Edwin F. Williams, III, M.D., FACS, and president-elect, AAFPRS
How To Find The Right Surgeon
“Think of it as a job interview. Meet your surgeon in person and come prepared with a list of questions about his/her qualifications, training, and experience. Be especially cautious when considering online deals offering reduced rates on surgery and injectables. And always select a board-certified surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face, head, and neck.”—Dr. Wm. Russell Ries, AAFPRS Board Member
The Power Of The Selfie
"We live in the digital age where social media platforms capture events in real time, and we get tagged in photos that are posted online for everyone to see. Trends like the Selfie Stick make people look at their faces in a hypercritical way. In addition, video platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, Snapchat, and Vine make people even more self-conscious of a bump on their nose, a weak chin or visible acne scars."—Dr. Stephen S. Park, president, AAFPRS