5 Facial Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2015 from the President of AAFPS
In my role as President of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the Australian representative for the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies (IFFPSS), I am privileged to meet and talk with leaders and innovators in the world of cosmetic enhancement. Although many of us are competitors in the professional arena, we work together in the spirit of making our industry the best it can be for the sake of our patients.
We all enjoy gazing into the crystal ball to see if we can get a glimpse at the future of facial plastic surgery. What does 2015 hold for patients and providers?
In this post, I’m sharing my predictions for what we’ll see in the year to come.
The Trend Continues: Australians LOVE Cosmetic Procedures
The interest in surgical and non-surgical procedures in Australia has never been greater.
This is due primarily to:
- Increased consumer awareness
- Improved technology
- Growing comfort with the safety of surgical and non-surgical procedures
- More cosmetic enhancement options, from minimally invasive to full surgery
- Better results
- Improved economy
Perhaps the greatest driver in the growth of facial enhancement procedures comes from an ever-increasing acceptance. Whereas cosmetic surgery, facelifts, and other treatments were once strictly hush-hush, men and women today are eager to show off the work they’ve had and crow about how good they feel.
A 2013 study conducted by researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany and the University of Basel in Switzerland found that patients who underwent cosmetic surgery experienced
- An increase in their life satisfaction
- Decreased anxiety
- Better mental and physical health
- An increased sense of well-being
- Improved self-esteem
The Face of Things to Come with Dr Marcells
With 2015 well under way, here are some things I believe we’ll be seeing more of before year’s end:
- Combination Procedures – Improvements in techniques and tools will make it possible for surgeons to perform several procedures at once, known as “stacking.”
- Fat Grafting – Refinements in harvesting techniques plus new research on the power of stem cells and growth factors found in fat will make the use of fat in facial cosmetic surgery more popular than ever.
- Selfie-Conscious Procedures – The “Selfie Age” is here to stay, and young people who are eager to look their best on Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere will spark a rise in rhinoplasties, eyelid rejuvenation, and neck contouring.
- Blepharoplasty – Eye surgery to rehabilitate crepe-y skin and eyelid bags is on the rise. It’s amazing what this increasingly affordable procedure can do to rejuvenate the face.
- Octogenarian Overhauls – A 2015 study shows that octogenerians are at no higher risk for complications from cosmetic surgery than their younger counterparts. This will likely encourage even more seniors 80 and over to seek cosmetic enhancements.
Are you curious about today’s facial plastic surgery procedures? If you would like to learn how aesthetic enhancement at About Face in Bondi Junction can refresh your appearance, please use our online enquiry form or call us on 1300 555 095.
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Meet Dr Marcells
MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
Past President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.