The Economy & Facial Aesthetic Surgery: Patient Preferences [INFOGRAPHIC]
April 9, 2012
How has the economy affected patients’ plastic surgery procedure choices? Two surveys conducted last year, one to patients and one to physicians, revealed that many patients are delaying facial plastic surgery (facelift, eyelid surgery, facial implants) by opting for less-costly nonsurgical options (botox, fillers, chemical peels) due to the recession.That may be no surprise; however, what physicians didn’t realize was that cost and immediate results were not the priority for their patients – long-lasting results were most important.
Full results of the two surveys were published in the September 2011 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and “show that [surgeons] should be aware of our patients’ desires when it comes to nonsurgical cosmetic procedures,” said Editor in Chief, Foad Nahai in a press release.
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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