The world’s leading organization of facial plastic surgeons has completed its annual survey and found rhinoplasty, followed by revision rhinoplasty (the process of repairing a badly done first nose job) leading the way in surgical procedures.
(Learn More About Revision Rhinoplasty)
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) surveys its 709 members yearly to find up and coming trends in surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures. In 2016, the society’s surgeons performed 45,376 nose jobs, an average of 63.9 rhinoplasty procedures each.
In popular cosmetic surgery, next was blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid surgery) and facelifts.
(Learn Why Neck Lifts Should Accompany Face Lifts.)
Yet another finding, chemical wrinkle remover and peels, is on the rise again as many of our patients have already discovered. Learn why chemical wrinkle remover has become so popular.
(Actually, we already knew, having written the textbook/bible of the procedure, Chemical Rejuvenation of the Face. The annual survey showed 52 percent of AAFPRS surgeons reporting strong demand for chemical peels.
(See The Amazing Results Of Chemical Wrinkle Remover In Some Of Our Patients’ Before & After Pictures.)
According to the survey, chemical peels date back to the ancient Egyptians as a favorite for revitalizing skin. Currently, facial cosmetic surgeons use the method to treat:
- Sun damage
- Brown spots
- Deep facial wrinkles
- Lackluster skin tone and texture
While chemical wrinkle remover is a true non-surgical procedure, one other non-surgical procedure has found an audience in Beverly Hills and Southern California: non-surgical rhinoplasty. Not only is it 80 percent less expensive than surgery, our version of non-surgical rhinoplasty is permanent and good for life.
(Read More About Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty And See Some Patient Before & After Pictures.
While all type of minimally invasive procedures are growing – like minor wrinkle removering via BOTOX®, Dysport and Xeomin® — other hollow facial locations are being filled by hyaluronic acid fillers like the various types of Juvéderm®.
New formulations are designed just for lips (Volbella) and others for marionette lines, the deep creases that run from the corner of the mouth down the chin. (Restylane® Refyne & Defyne)
One the medical horizon: toxins and topical agents that may be able to reduce bags under the eyes and smile lines.
Yet another popular trend: Sixty-six percent of facial plastic surgeons report combining non-surgical procedures in the same patient.