Facelifts still an effective anti-aging treatment, experts say
November 1, 2010
With the advent of many new procedures over the last decade, the number of facelifts being performed in the United States has dropped significantly. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that treatments like Botox injections and microdermabrasion seem to be gaining popularity, but facelifts remain a viable option for those who want to see a more substantial result.
"When someone has significant jowls and sags and wrinkles, only a face-lift will restore the contours of youth," an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) spokesperson told the news source. “You can only do so much with machines or lasers, fillers, and Botox injections.”
Jane Loughlin Powhida is one individual who recently made the decision to have the procedure. At 68-years-old she felt her appearance was holding her back from moving into administrative work. She believed that a more youthful appearance would improve her career options.
According to ASAPS, about 95,000 people had facelifts in 2009, and though that number was down from the 157,000 patients who underwent the procedure in 2004, the number of men grew to 11,000 - nearly 12 percent of the total.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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