WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2015 – Daily sun exposure, stressors and environmental factors all take a toll on the face, causing wrinkles, folds and other giveaways of age. However, advances in surgical and minimally invasive techniques empower men and women to hit the pause button, delaying the impact of the hands of time. Today, there’s a nip, tuck or hack to rejuvenate any facial feature.

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) explores the intricacies of The Aging Face with a new infographic ( highlighting facial plastic surgery trends, top areas of consumer concern and proven solutions.

The AAFPRS helps consumers face the facts about facial aging with a quick snapshot of America’s most coveted solutions for sagging, volume loss, fine lines and other signs of aging on our face.

  • Eye Opener – 75 percent of AAFPRS members reported requests for eyelid procedures to look less tired.
  • Rhino Reigns – Rhinoplasty remains the most requested surgical procedure for both genders for the fifth consecutive year.
  • Women’s World – 82 percent of all surgical and non-surgical procedures are performed on women. The top three surgical procedures among women are rhinoplasty, facelift and blehparoplasty.
  • Less is More – Injectables like BOTOX® and hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular non-surgical treatments.
  • Selfie Mania – Requests for surgery as a result of social media continue to rise. One in three AAFPRS members noted patients seeking cosmetic surgery to look better on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

“We expect the interest in cosmetic procedures – both surgical and non-surgical – to continue to climb in 2015 due to the improving economy, increased consumer awareness and a growing comfort level with the safety of cosmetic treatments,” says Dr. Stephen D. Park, President of the AAFPRS. “When considering any facial aesthetic treatment, always select a board-certified surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face, head and neck.”

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery. It represents more than 2,500 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 provide consumers with free information and brochures and a list of qualified plastic surgeons in their area by visiting the AAFPRS website,

Sheila Arway