Undo the Wrinkles Given to Dad Over the Years

Survey Shows Men Find Facial Plastic Surgery More Accepted by Society

Alexandria, VA, June 16, 2011 – Is your dad showing the signs of aging that you may have caused over the years: deep forehead wrinkles, receding hairline? If he wants to “undo” them, he may not be alone. Just in time for Father’s Day, a recent survey of 1,000 people conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) found that men believe facial plastic surgery to be accepted by society today.

The survey showed that more men than women (16 percent of men versus 4 percent of women) think that hair replacement surgery is the most accepted form of facial plastic surgery. Additionally, more men than women who’ve had or contemplated facial plastic surgery (18 percent versus 8 percent) would do it to dramatically change their appearance.

“Our membership is certainly seeing an increase in the number of men who are coming in and asking about facial plastic surgery,” said AAFPRS President Dr. Jonathan Sykes. “Men are asking about hair replacement, wrinkle treatment and even skin resurfacing. I always caution men and women who are considering facial plastic surgery to go to a specialty-trained surgeon for procedures of the face, head and neck to ensure the highest quality aesthetic work.”

Survey respondents agreed with Dr. Sykes’ counsel: 87 percent said it is vital to have a facial plastic surgeon, rather than a surgeon who performs both face and body surgery, perform plastic surgery of the face.

Members of the Academy are available to discuss their thoughts on facial plastic surgery in men including:

  • Thoughts behind the increase in the number of men considering facial plastic surgery
  • Trends in facial plastic surgery in men seen in their practice
  • The most common facial plastic procedures in men
  • The importance of choosing a specialty-trained facial plastic surgeon for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

The Academy will be releasing more information about the survey in the coming weeks.

The AAFPRS is the world’s largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons with
more than 2,700 members – whose cosmetic and reconstructive surgery focuses on the face, head and neck. The AAFPRS fellows and members are board certified and 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, please contact the Academy’s public relations firm, Green Room PR at 973-263-8585 and ask to speak to Heidi Floyd.