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AAFPRS Study Indicates Clients Relying on Nonsurgical Methods to Delay Surgery

Posted: February 4, 2011

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Patients are more educated. Physicians agree that patients are more educated about plastic surgery than in recent years, despite patients receiving most of their plastic surgery information from friends. Surgeons also reported that patients are split in their concern between the results and cost when making the decision to undergo facial plastic surgery.

The data for this study was collected directly by AAFPRS on the Web between Dec. 21, 2010 and Jan. 8, 2011, using SurveyMonkey.com, a website for conducting self-designed Web surveys. The survey was e-mailed to only AAFPRS members who are American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) certified. ICR, headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, analyzed key findings using data obtained from the SurveyMonkey site. One hundred and fifteen surgeons responded to the survey. The number of respondents this year is consistent with the number from previous years.