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Think you know the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure?

Survey shows increase in injectables for patients under age 30.
Survey shows increase in injectables for patients under age 30.
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A new survey reveals the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures and number one might surprise you. It's rhinoplasty, also known as the nose job, according to the 2013 Annual American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Member Survey Statistics.

The Survey showcases the growth in the field of facial plastic surgery with over $1 billion US dollars spent in 2013 on cosmetic procedures.

The top 5 most popular procedures performed last year

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facelifts
  • Eyelifts
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Revision surgery - increase in patients who are unhappy with prior outcomes and ask for revisions

The survey confirmed that women still lead the way in the number of aesthetic procedures performed with 81% of all surgical procedures and non-surgical procedures performed on women.

Technology is changing the way we age

The Academy members also noted that technology has changed the way Americans age. Consumers considered both surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation options (actual surgical procedures decreased since 2012), with non-surgical, non-invasive procedures on the rise.

A facelift to look better on facebook?

The AAFPRS confirms that social media plays a large role in the decision to seek aesthetic cosmetic support. One in three facial plastic surgeons surveyed saw an increase in requests for procedures due to patients being more self aware of their looks in social media.

Thirteen percent of AAFPRS members surveyed identified increased photo sharing and patients’ dissatisfaction with their own image on social media sites as a rising trend among patients

Starting younger, aging better

Patients under 30 years of age continue to rise - 58 percent of AAFPRS members surveyed saw an increase in cosmetic surgery and injectables in patients under age 30 in 2013.