The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, to which Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter belongs, recently released their 2014 procedural report. To compile the annual report, the AAFPRS surveyed a select group of their 2,500 facial surgeon members about the procedures they most frequently perform. The survey also asked the member surgeons to describe any trends they’ve seen during the year.
Certain aspects of the 2014 report are surprising. For example, many of the facial plastic surgeons noted that photos and videos posted to social media have raised their patients’ self-awareness, and contributed to an increase in requests for cosmetic treatment.
Other areas of the report, such as the wild popularity of Botox and dermal filler treatment, are consistent with reports from past years.
Here, Dr. Porter explores the 2014 report’s findings in more detail.
Most Requested Surgical Procedures
Rhinoplasty was the most requested procedure among both sexes in 2014. When expertly performed by a surgeon with Dr. Porter’s experience and skill, cosmetic nose surgery can accomplish a wide range of aesthetic goals. For example, it can gently adjust the shape and size of the nose or refine other problematic areas (e.g., the bridge, nostrils, tip). The result is a beautiful nose that balances out the rest of the facial features.
Other highly requested surgical procedures in 2014 included:
Most Requested Non-Surgical Procedures
No surprises here: Botox was the most requested non-surgical procedure in 2014. Botox temporarily minimizes the appearance of dynamic wrinkles that appear from making normal facial expressions such as smiling and frowning. Botox injections can be administered quickly and conveniently during a lunchtime appointment. Dr. Porter saw a patient back recently that echoed what so many patients say — “I wish I had done it sooner!”
Other highly requested non-surgical procedures in 2014 included:
- Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
- Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing
- Chemical Peels
The 2014 AAFPRS report also revealed the following:
- Women account for 82 percent of patients having surgical and non-surgical procedures.
- Patients confess that video clips on social media heighten their awareness of dynamic wrinkles, double chin and imperfect noses.
- The need for reconstruction after skin cancer (e.g., skin grafts/flaps) is growing. Eighty-seven percent of AAFPRS member surgeons reported that they have seen patients that need skin cancer-related reconstructive work.
Learn More about Your Procedure of Choice
If you would like more information about a surgical or non-surgical facial procedure, please schedule a private consultation with Dr. Porter. Contact Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery by calling (301) 652-8191 to make an appointment.