There is no doubt that plastic surgery is now mainstream but apart from why people have plastic surgery it is important to study other trends in plastic surgery. In a recent survey by American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), some findings emerged that are very interesting:
- Nearly half of the surveyed surgeons have seen facial plastic surgery given as a gift in the past year. So next time you wonder what an appropriate gift for your spouse can be, do not fret. Simply order a gift certificate for Botox or even liposuction or tummy tuck. And if you never liked the way her/his nose looked, well consider rhinoplasty.
- Teens undergoing cosmetic surgery. In many reality television programs I have seen mother and daughter having surgery done at the same time. Some kind of bonding experience for women in this century. The question is When is the right time for plastic surgery. If you don't like something about your body, why don't you fix it with plastic surgery as early as possible? May be yes, but in many cases young people are not always mature enough to appreciate the implications of plastic surgery.
- Nearly equal in popularity are couples that chose to refresh their appearance together. Aha! So if you think your marriage is on the rocks, how about some plastic surgery!
- Medical spas also continue to rise in popularity with 14 percent of surgeons saying they perform non-invasive procedures in this setting. So apart from a facial, manicure, or hair color, why not some laser treatments too?
- As reported in previous years, women tend to be the most likely candidates for facial cosmetic surgery -- nearly eight in ten facial cosmetic procedures(78 percent) were performed on women. The most common surgical procedures for females were eyelid surgery, nose surgery and facelifts, while non-surgical procedures included Botox, filler injections, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. Botox for women showed a 92 percent increase from last year.
- Not surprising, the majority of surgeons say that patients are not requesting specific celebrity features when they come in for cosmetic surgery, but rather view themselves as individuals and do not identify with celebrities. However, when asked, some men specifically desire Brad Pitt's features (7 percent), particularly his nose, as well as George Clooney's appearance (3 percent). Women most desire Angelina Jolie's lips (11 percent), while three percent mention features of Nicole Kidman, particularly her cheeks and nose.