American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Celebs & Facial Plastic Surgeons Agree – Fifty is the New Thirty

Celebs & Facial Plastic Surgeons Agree – Fifty is the New Thirty
New AAFPRS Infographic Shows The New Face of 50

WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2014 – After beauty icons and powerhouses like Michelle Obama and Barbie® turned 50 this year, 2014 is the year to reexamine how we perceive that big birthday. Previously dreaded as a precursor of sagging, wrinkles and hair loss ahead, the newest bunch of celebrities to become quinquagenarians are defying what it means to be a traditional 50-year old.
The general consensus is that the big 5-0 has never felt (or looked) better. To showcase this new mindset, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has illustrated the ‘New Face of 50’ in a creative infographic.

In celebration of its own 50th Anniversary, the AAFPRS conducted a groundbreaking survey of over 500 women age fifty and over to get their take on the changing face of fifty. An overwhelming majority concluded – 50 is the new 30!

"Women in their fifties want to feel vibrant, beautiful and desirable, but they demand a natural result," said Edward Farrior, MD, President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. "Women simply want to be the best, most confident version of themselves. The constant advances in safe and effective minimally invasive and non-invasive treatment options are truly empowering women to age backwards."

The AAFPRS’ 50th Anniversary celebration will be held this May 27-31 in conjunction with the 11th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery in New York City. Experts from around the world will converge at the Marriott Marquis to share ideas and knowledge of facial plastic surgery.

This interactive, multidisciplinary symposium will feature a world-class international faculty presenting on the most innovative developments in the field from around the globe.

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.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with an AAFPRS spokesperson or for a media credential to the International Symposium in NYC, please contact the Academy’s public relations firm, Melissa Kelz Communications at 646-450-5359
Patty – pattymathews@kelzpr.com
Melissa –melissa@kelzpr.com