Evidenced by the recent American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) 2012 statistics, facial cosmetic procedures have seen a significant growth while the number of breast and body procedures performed in the U.S. slightly declined. Three of the top five cosmetic procedures were blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, and facelift surgery. According to the statistics, minimally invasive procedures such as cosmetic injectables and laser treatments have each grown by 5-8%. Age group studies conducted by ASPS and other experts have predicted that the cause for the growth is the large cohort of aging baby boomers. With over 20 years of facial plastic surgery experience, Dr. Fernando Burstein has treated many patients concerned about signs of aging with both surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Minimally invasive procedures saw the most growth, which can be traced to both advances in technology and lower costs compared to surgical procedures. Cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers smooth facial wrinkles and restore areas of lost volume. Many patients choose these procedures for the minimal to no downtime. Technological advances such as skin-tightening devices like Ultherapy® and laser technology, like our Sciton® Erbium laser, provide additional options for patients. Sciton® and other technologies such as Matrix RF™ provide skin resurfacing, which rejuvenates skin by reducing the appearance of sun spots, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and scars.
For patients seeking a more dramatic, long lasting anti-aging treatment, Dr. Burstein performs cosmetic procedures that address lax skin or areas of lost volume for a younger, rejuvenated look. Blepharoplasty removes the tired eye appearance or under-eye bags. As discussed in a previous plastic surgery blog, studies have shown rhinoplasty to yield anti-aging results by strengthening the nasal structure. Facelift surgery provides overall rejuvenation by removing excess skin and tightening underlying facial tissue to remove sagging skin and wrinkles. Unlike non-surgical procedures that require multiple treatments, patients notice lasting results after one surgery.
While baby boomers have been linked to the increase in facial cosmetic procedures, these treatments are available for adults of any age. If you are interested in a facial rejuvenation procedure, be sure to contact us today to schedule a consultation. Also, connect with Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest facial plastic surgery news.