Mini Makeovers for Mother’s Day: Give Mom the Gift of Rejuvenation

Non-Invasive Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures Provide the Present of Renewal and Youth

Alexandria, VA, May 3, 2012 – Harried moms know the daily routine: the constant rush of sending kids off to school, running errands, fielding requests and fixing “boo-boos.” It is easy to forgo the regular beauty routine when kids are your top priority. And while mothers everywhere will be bestowed with flowers, jewelry and brunch to say thank you on May 13, why not give mom a Mother’s Day present to restore her looks and feel refreshed?

The gift of facial plastic surgery for Mother’s Day is the ideal way for loved ones to say thank you to mom for her daily sacrifice. And some procedures do not require going under the knife. According to annual survey results released by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), non-invasive facial plastic surgery procedures, such as facial fillers and chemical peels, are on the rise for women of all ages.

Academy surgeons found women under the age of 35 opted for less invasive procedures in 2011, with the most common non-surgical procedures Botox (a neuromodulator) injections (64 percent), hyaluronic acid injections (55 percent), chemical peels (24 percent) and microdermabrasion (15 percent.). Women between the ages of 35 and 60 also sought out non-surgical procedures, including Botox, filler injections and chemical peels, the survey results showed.

And the disparity between surgical and non-surgical procedures is even more apparent as the annual holiday to celebrate mom approaches. Tom D. Wang, M.D., President of the AAFPRS, compares the trend to “mommy makeovers”, post-pregnancy plastic surgery procedures requested by mothers that are growing in popularity.

“We like to think of facial plastic surgery procedures as mini “mommy makeovers”, said Wang.

The benefits of such procedures as facial fillers, injections and peels are two-fold: requiring less time in a doctor’s office and faster recovery time, Wang said. On average, patients spend less than half an hour for a single non-invasive surgical procedure and about two to five days to recover.

“More women are opting for that quick fix to rejuvenate their skin and turn back the hands of time,” Wang said. “It is understandable that women would want to look and feel their best for their husbands, sons and daughters on their special day. These procedures fit the bill for mothers on the go.”

Find the Right Surgeon
The AAFPRS reminds patients and professionals that when considering a facial procedure to first seek surgeons who are qualified, trained and experienced in performing those procedures and ensure that patients trust their face to a facial plastic surgeon. The AAFPRS web site offers a searchable member directory, which can help you find an AAFPRS facial plastic surgeon near you. For more information, visit www.facemd.org.

About the AAFPRS
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery.  It represents more than 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck. AAFPRS members subscribe to a code of ethics. In addition, the AAFPRS provides consumers with free information and brochures and a list of qualified facial plastic surgeons in any area by visiting the AAFPRS web site, www.facemd.org.