Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) releases statistics showing the latest trends among popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. In recently released statistics, ASPS reported 15,116,353 surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed in 2013; a 3% increase from the previous year. Of the top five reported procedures, three included facial cosmetic surgery procedures: rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and rhytidectomy. Double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Fernando Burstein has over 25 years specializing in facial plastic surgery and discusses the top facial cosmetic surgery procedures of 2013.
Rhinoplasty (nose surgery): Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic and reconstructive procedure among men and women of all ages for both aesthetic and functional reasons. The nose’s contours are inherently intricate and require a highly-skilled surgeon that truly understands the face. Dr. Burstein reshapes the nose, whether by addressing the length of the bridge, reducing the size of a hump, narrowing the nostrils or defining the tip, to better complement each patient’s facial features. With over 221,000 reported procedures performed last year, rhinoplasty helps to improve the appearance by reshaping a patient’s nose and can be a vital part of a larger treatment plan to produce a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery): The eyes can often be the most prominent feature noticed on a person’s face and a tell-tale indicator of inherent signs of aging. As we mature, skin and muscles in the eyes become lax as we lose elasticity. Dr. Burstein performs blepharoplasty to eliminate common signs of aging and produce a youthful, more rested appearance by improving under-eye bags, sagging eyelids, fat deposits and excess skin which contribute to a fatigued appearance. This procedure specifically addresses the upper and lower eyelids and can be performed simultaneously to help patients achieve optimal facial rejuvenation.
Rhytidectomy (facelift surgery): While minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures such as facial fillers and cosmetic injectables are popular among patients wishing to address wrinkles, fine lines and deep creases, facelift surgery continues to increase in popularity with over 133,300 procedures performed last year. Dr. Burstein performs facelift surgery for patients who have sagging skin, loose muscle and moderate to severe wrinkling. By removing excess tissue and tightening the underlying skin and muscle, Dr. Burstein skillfully performs facelifts to sculpt the face into a more natural, youthful result, without overly-exaggerated differences, and provides complete rejuvenation with longer-lasting results than other popular non-surgical procedures.
If you’re considering a facelift or another surgical or non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure with Dr. Burstein, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ if you haven’t already for the latest plastic surgery news and updates.