The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) recently revealed that there is a significant increase in younger patients opting for aesthetic procedures.

According to a media release from the AAFPRS, last year 64 percent of member facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments in patients under age 30.

The survey also revealed that patients may be becoming desensitised to plastic surgery, revealing that 82 percent of surveyed surgeons report that celebrities were a major influence on their patients’ decisions to undergo a plastic surgery procedure in 2015.

The top three trends in 2015 were:

• People requesting natural looking rhinoplasty (74%)
• Combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures (72%)
• Eyelid procedures to look less tired (71%)

Neurotoxins – Botox (Allergan), Dysport (galderma) and Xeomin (Merz) – remain the most popular minimally invasive procedure for both women and men, followed by hyaluronic acid fillers. As for face surgery trends, rhinoplasty leads the way again, followed by blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelifts, the release continues.

According to the release, the biggest trend for the future of plastic surgery is more emphasis on early maintenance starting in the 20s and 30s to avoid larger procedures and delay the need for cosmetic surgery down the road.

AAFPRS President Edin Williams III said, “With rapid advancements in non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures, the face of ageing as we know it is changing.”

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