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New Survey Reveals 'The Lipstick Effect' With Non-Invasive Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures
Date:3/16/2009

noplasty (nasal surgery) as the most popular procedure requested by African-American (75 percent) and Hispanic (50 percent) patients. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, was the most requested treatment by Asian-American patients (66 percent), and facelifts were the most popular surgical procedure among Caucasian patients (88 percent).

Ethnic facial plastic surgery is on the rise as 83 percent of physicians surveyed said facial plastic surgery will increase among these populations. This growth is likely to be attributed to an increased knowledge of cosmetic procedures, minority specialists whom ethnic patients regard as more attuned to their needs, and a greater acceptance of cosmetic surgery as a whole.

A Woman's Point of View

Women continue to be the most likely candidates for facial plastic surgery. In 2008, nearly 80 percent of patients seeking facial plastic surgery were female. The most requested procedure among women was blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, which includes surgery of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. This procedure was in high demand for ladies looking to rejuvenate the appearance of the eye area and eliminate drooping and puffiness in the lid. Facelifts and rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) were tied as the second most popular treatments and Botox took the bronze as the third most requested procedure among women.

Cosmetic procedures have for the most part been dominated by older women trying to turn back time, however, a growing number of younger women are visiting physicians' offices specifically for Botox. According to this year's survey, 60 percent of facial plastic surgeons treated women under the age of 35 for the injectable. According to physicians, younger women are seeking this treatment to improve their youthful appearance and prevent deeper wrinkles from appearing later in life. On a similar note, more than one-third of the physicians polled had performed surgery on t
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SOURCE American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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