AAFPRS Unveils Aesthetic Statistics

Posted on 2/1/2024
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, today released its 2023 member survey outcomes.

For Cleft Palate Correction, a Facial Plastic Surgeon Is Key

Posted on 1/15/2024
Cleft lip and/or cleft palate is one of the most common congenital abnormalities in the world; in the United States alone, it is estimated that 1 in 700 births results in clefting of the lip and/or palate. 1 in 1,700 babies is born with cleft palate

Facial Plastic Surgery: The Ultimate Luxury Gift

Posted on 12/14/2023
If you’re thinking about giving the gift of facial plastic surgery this season, just follow our lead...

2023 President Scott Tatum, MD

Posted on 11/4/2023
The AAFPRS installs new president Scott Tatum, MD during its Annual Business Meeting in Las Vegas, October 28, 2023.

Ozempic Face

Posted on 7/14/2023
Sixty percent of facial plastic surgeons report seeing an increase of patients presenting with “Ozempic Face” — a side effect of the weight loss drug Semaglutide that results in facial deflation and, ultimately, a prematurely aged appearance.

The Rise of Tweakment

Posted on 3/2/2023
What started with a virtual obsession with filters has evolved into a real-life fixation with minimally invasive ‘tweakments’—and the zoomers (those succeeding Millennials and preceding Generation Alpha) are all over it.

New Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery

Posted on 2/13/2023
With in-person work, events and socializing moving towards a return to pre-pandemic levels, 2022, like 2021, saw an increase in demand for facial plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments. In fact, 58 percent of AAFPRS facial plastic surgeons report an

3 Facelifting Myths Debunked by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Posted on 2/10/2023
Facelifts not only continue to be one of the most popular surgical procedures second only to rhinoplasty, the number of facelifts performed annually is growing—and for several reasons that may run counter to popular opinion.

Theda Kontis, MD Installed as President

Posted on 11/9/2022
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) announces Theda Kontis, MD, a Maryland-based international leader in facial plastic surgery, as President of the organization.

‘TikTok Face’ Impact On Facial Plastic Surgery

Posted on 8/1/2022
By now we’re all familiar with the impact of online filters on beauty trends - and the ensuing influx of requests at the facial plastic surgeon’s office. “Selfie-awareness”, first coined by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Su


Posted on 6/1/2022
May might have been Skin Cancer Awareness month, but protecting your complexion from the sun’s harmful rays should be top of mind 365-days a year.

2021 Statistics & Trends Released - Demand for Facial Plastic Surgery Skyrocket

Posted on 2/10/2022
Despite lingering pandemic concerns, 2021 saw catapulting demand for facial plastic surgery and aesthetic procedures as in-person events and face-to-face socialization resumed.

Corey Maas, MD Installed AAFPRS President

Posted on 10/4/2021
Corey Maas, MD installed 2021-2022 president of the AAFPRS.

Zoom Boom

Posted on 3/30/2021
The new AAFPRS statistics offers the first professional glimpse at how the pandemic continues to impact the aesthetic industry.


Posted on 2/2/2021
AAFPRS Announces its Annual Survey Results and how COVID-19 disrupted facial plastic surgery and the aesthetic industry.

Facial Swelling and Fillers After the Covid-Moderna Vaccine

Posted on 1/12/2021
Statement from Dr. Paul J. Carniol, President of the AAFPRS, on recent reports of facial swelling and fillers after the Covid-Moderna Vaccine.

ZOOM Causes Spike in Aesthetic Requests

Posted on 10/26/2020
AAFPRS members are now seeing a different kind of screen time effect - this time due to the exponential increase in ZOOM and virtual meetings, conference calls and even classwork.

Paul Carniol, MD Installed President

Posted on 10/22/2020
The AAFPRS installs Paul J. Carniol, MD, founder of Carniol Plastic Surgery in Summit, NJ, as 2020-2021 President of the organization.

Post Quarantine Procedures

Posted on 7/19/2020
Post quarantine procedures performed safely in re-opened offices

A Path To Resume Aesthetic Care: Multi-Disciplinary Guidance For Minimizing COVID-19 Transmission

Posted on 5/5/2020
Project AesCert Guidance, a multi-disciplinary set of principles developed to provide aesthetic practitioners with practical strategies to safeguard the health and welfare of patients, providers and the community-at-large as they re-open their office

AAFPRS Survey Says the Selfie Endures and Is Stronger Than Ever

Posted on 2/19/2020
2019 was a stand-out year for the selfie with a full 72% of AAFPRS members reporting patients seeking cosmetic procedures to look better for their selfies – up 15% from 2018!

New Stats 2019 AAFPRS Annual Survey

Posted on 2/11/2020
Annual Survey explores the top trends in facial plastic surgery revealing the most popular procedures and industry influences of 2019. Reveals face of plastic surgery goes younger.

Creating the Ideal Nasal Tip Contour

Posted on 2/10/2020
First edition of Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine journal now live. In the Special Communication titled “Nasal Tip Contouring: Anatomic Basis for Management,” Dr. Toriumi addresses the complexity of nasal tip contouring and helps rhinoplas

No Deal When It Comes To Your Face

Posted on 1/20/2020
Discounted offers for cosmetic treatments could lead to horrifying outcomes. Health and safety should come first. Always trust your face to a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Acquired by AAFPRS

Posted on 12/18/2019
New AAFPRS journal Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine to be published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Mary Lynn Moran, MD Installed as AAFPRS President

Posted on 10/17/2019
Nationally renowned surgeon, Mary Lynn Moran, MD installed as first female President, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Break the Silence

Posted on 10/2/2019
FACE TO FACE Partners with Break The Silence Foundation (BTSF) to help survivors of domestic violence end the cycle of abuse and regain their lives.

Caution On Use of Apps

Posted on 9/11/2019
Facial plastic surgeons urge caution on use of apps, filters as plastic surgery simulators.


Posted on 1/23/2019
AAFPRS annual survey reveals key trends in facial plastic surgery.