THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Recent statistics released by The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery show that in 2011 the 3 most commonly performed facial procedures were rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and Botox Cosmetic. And it is no surprise to me that this should be the case.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most transformational procedures that I do. It can make someone who has been unattractive their whole life more appealing, and it can even make a person look younger by elevating their tip. Eyelid surgery is relatively easy to perform with minimal downtime and does wonders for making someone look more relaxed, less “burned-out” and even younger. Finally, Botox Cosmetic is one of the “lunchtime” procedures, which is easy and quick to perform, relatively inexpensive and produces dramatic results in the right patient. In addition to smoothing out wrinkles of the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes, it can raise downturned corners of the mouth and lessen the prominence of early neck bands.