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AAFPRS Study Indicates Clients Relying on Nonsurgical Methods to Delay Surgery

Posted: February 4, 2011

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Face lifts, blepharoplasty, ablative skin resurfacing and rhinoplasty were the most common surgical procedures performed on women overall, while Botox, hyaluronic acid injections and microdermabrasion were the most common nonsurgical procedures in women overall.

Women between the ages of 35–60 most commonly underwent brow lifts, face lifts, blepharoplasty, Botox, chemical peels and filler injections, which all showed at least a 5% increase from 2009. Filler injections and chemical peels increased 12% and 26%, respectively, since last year.

Rhinoplasty was the most common surgical procedure performed on women between the ages of 22–34, with 84% of all rhinoplasties, versus 23% or less of other procedures, being performed in this age group, up 9% from 2009.

Men also saw their share of surgical and nonsurgical procedures last year, with Botox, hyaluronic acid injections, rhinoplasty and hair transplants being the most common procedures performed.

Ethnicity also plays a role. Two out of five surgeons have also reported an increase in their Asian-American, Caucasian and Hispanic patients in 2010. Among the four different popular cosmetic surgeries, African-Americans and Hispanics were most likely to have received rhinoplasty (78% and 62% respectively). Asian-Americans were most likely to have received blepharoplasty (47%) or rhinoplasty (44%), while Caucasians were more likely to get rhinoplasty (42%, up from 26% in 2009), followed by face lifts (36%).