Las Vegas Plastic Surgery
Trending: Americans Wish to Look Their Best on Social Media
Every year the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) conducts a survey to identify the top trends in plastic surgery. This year's survey results showed that Americans are more concerned than ever before with their appearance on social media and seeking out injectables and other non-surgical treatments at a younger age. Here are a few big takeaways from the annual survey:
It's All About Selfies & Swipes
- In 2017, 55 percent of facial plastic surgeons report seeing patients who want to look better in selfies.
- The number of patients reporting they wished to look better online increased 13 percent from 2016 to 2017.
Looking Ageless At A Younger Age
- The average number of injectable procedures performed annualy has increased 25 percent since 2012.
- Patients are starting to pay attention to rejuvenating skincare procedures at an earlier age. Patients under the age of 30 comprised four-fifths of all non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2017.
People Are Motivated By Professional Success
- When asked the reason for deciding on treatment, 57 percent of patients reported the desire to stay competitive at work as driving their decisions.
- With so many non-invasive cosmetic procedures available, patients may enjoy little to no downtime before returning to their jobs.
- As a way to look more energized on the job, eyelid procedures are gaining in popularity according to 73 percent of surgeons.
What Are The Most Popular Procedures?
- The most popular overall procedures for women were BOTOX® followed by rhinoplasty (nose).
- For men, the most popular overall procedure was rhinoplasty, with BOTOX® in second place.
- Rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty (eyelids), and facelifts were the top three most popular procedures according to the surgeons surveyed.
- BOTOX® procedures increased by 33 percent from 2012 to 2017.
To read more about these trends, visit this press release page on the AAFPRS website.