survey found that 39% of members surveyed stated there is a rise in the demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures to delay facial surgery.
Medical Protective will be attending the upcoming AAFPRS Fall Meeting in Boston, MA on September 23-25, 2010.
Based in VA, the AAFPRS is the world's largest surgical specialty society that represents over 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world.
Filler injections and chemical peels increased 12% and 26%, respectively, since last year, said AAFPRS
FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project was developed in 1994 through a partnership between AAFPRS
and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) to provide complimentary facial reconstructive and plastic surgery to survivors of domestic violence who have suffered facial, head and neck injuries, but cannot afford reconstructive treatment.
survey found that 39 percent of members surveyed stated there is a rise in the demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures to delay facial surgery.
Rather than relying on anecdotal evidence related to better-informed consumers, the AAFPRS
cited a number of statistics in its annual report related to the evolution of the well-educated plastic surgery patient:
MEN EMBRACE NON-INVASIVE PROCEDURES The number of men undergoing facial plastic surgery continues to rise, and the AAFPRS
survey suggests there's no sign of slowing down.
Revision surgery procedures increased by 18 percent in 2009 alone, according to the AAFPRS
In challenging economic times, patients want value when it comes to investing in their health and the appearance of their face," said Donn Chatham, MD, President of the AAFPRS
facial plastic surgeons are required to have training in their specialties.
In the study presented at the AAFPRS
conference, a series of surgical incisions were made on freshly excised human abdominal tissue, in vivo porcine skin and ex vivo bovine cartilage using the PlasmaBlade Needle, a standard scalpel blade and a traditional electrosurgery needlepoint tip.