AAFPRS Reports More Women Looking for Inexpensive Cosmetic Surgery Options

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) recently conducted a survey in conjunction with Dermik Laboratories, and found that more than half of women considering facial plastic surgery turned to injectables and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures to save money during the economic downturn.

Among the most sought-after procedures for women in this category were Sculptra, an innovative injectable that can treat wrinkles and reduce the appearance of deeper lines and folds in the skin, and fractional resurfacing, a treatment that can help remove the top layer of skin and also reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Other popular procedures include Thermage skin tightening treatments that help to strengthen and tighten the skin by promoting collagen growth. Reaction by Viora, another innovative anti-aging procedure, uses radiofrequency energy to promote collagen production and also strengthens, tightens and tones the skin.

Traditional facelift surgery can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000+ depending on the location of the surgery center, doctor and the extent of the procedure. Alternatives to facelift surgery can cost less than $1,000 in many cases, but some only offer temporary results that do require touch-up treatments to maintain the youthful appearance. Among the top minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures are Botox, the “liquid facelift” that consists of a series of fillers injected into the facial compartments, and IPL skin rejuvenation procedures.

All of these facelift alternatives promise less downtime, minimal pain, and can be a cost-effective option for those who do not want to undergo traditional surgery and deal with the side effects. In most cases, non-invasive options can produce instant results, or noticeable results within a two or three week time frame. Skin tightening and radio frequency treatments offer gradual improvements over a three to six month period, and in some cases, the effects can last for up to a year or more.

Further Reading

  • While Kim Kardashian has been very public about staying away from plastic surgery procedures, her mother Kris Jenner has become a well-known celebrity plastic surgery addict. Kim K.’s boyfriend Kanye West has been pleading wit Jenner to stop having plastic surgery because he fears that she will end up dead like his own mother Donda West. Donda died tragically at the age of 58 after undergoing a tummy tuck, breast reduction, and liposuction procedure. A close source reveals that, “That loss crushed Kanye”. Since Kanye’s become very close to Kris, he may be feeling that he doesn’t want to lose a second mom to a plastic surgery death.

  • No. That is not a typo. The Daily Telegraph is reporting 739 is the number of times Joan Rivers had some sort of plastic surgery. Let’s look at this number for a moment. That means, if those procedures were done daily, Joan Rivers would have had something done everyday for more than 2 years.

  • Websites are buzzing that the Material Girl is getting a little help these days with the aging process. She is currently preparing for a big Super Bowl appearance with the likes of young women like Nicki Minaj. Could the pressure of performing with younger musicians be getting to Madonna?