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According to The American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), 2021 was a record year for facial plastic surgeries.
Despite the pandemic, over 80% of AAFPRS surgeons reported a 70% increase in bookings from their 2020 numbers. Even with people staying home, wearing masks, and limiting in-person interaction, the number of facial surgeries continued to grow.
There are many reasons for this: people want to feel confident and look their best when they return to face-to-face socialization, and facial surgeries have become more refined and less invasive over time.
Most Popular Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures for 2022
While facial plastic surgery procedures have increased in popularity, there are some that remain more popular than others. Here are the top five facial plastic surgery procedures for 2022:
A facelift is a procedure that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging. It can also correct facial asymmetry and improve the overall appearance of the face. Facelifts are performed by making incisions in the hairline, around the ear, or under the chin. The procedure removes excess skin and tightens the underlying facial tissue. It is important to note that modern facelift techniques are nothing like those of the 70s. Today, facelifts focus on lifting skin and tissue upwards for a very natural appearance.
A facelift can help reduce or eliminate the following:
- Relaxed, sagging, or loose skin on the face
- Drooping skin around the cheeks or jaw (commonly referred to as jowls)
- Facial fat or a double chin
- Deep wrinkles around the mouth, nose, eyes, and forehead
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, is a common plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of the eyes, making them appear young and vibrant again. The procedure is performed on the upper and lower eyelids to correct sagging skin, drooping eyebrows, crow’s feet, and bags under the eyes.
The most common type of blepharoplasty is upper lid blepharoplasty. This involves making an incision in the upper lid to remove excess skin and fat. A lower lid blepharoplasty is similar, but it covers the lower eye and the incision is below the lash line.
Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a common cosmetic procedure that improves the nose’s appearance. It can correct facial asymmetry, reduce the size of the nose, and improve the shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty can also correct congenital defects or injuries to the nose that obstruct breathing.
It is commonly used to address the following:
- A crooked nose
- A large or bulbous nose
- Nasal bumps
- A drooping nasal tip
- Excessive nostril width
Neck lifts are a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the neck and jawline by helping to reduce the visible signs of aging. It can remove excess skin and fat from the neck and tighten the facial muscles and tissues to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
A brow/forehead lift is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the forehead and eyebrows by helping to reduce wrinkles and lines. It can also raise drooping eyebrows to a more youthful position, which can help improve facial expression and overall appearance.
The most common brow lift is the endoscopic brow lift. This is performed by making small incisions in the hairline and inserting a tiny camera called an endoscope. This allows the surgeon to see beneath the skin and make the necessary corrections using specialized equipment.
Where to Get Facial Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida
If you’re considering a facial procedure, be sure to consult with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon to discuss any problem areas and to learn more about your options. Dr. Castrellón is a Double-Board Certified Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in Miami, Florida, who offers a wide range of specialized surgical procedures to help you look and feel your best. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
Frequently Ask Questions
Because every facelift procedure is different, every patient’s recovery is also different. In general, you can expect to make a full recovery from your procedure in about two to three weeks.
According to AEDIT, many surgeons would rate a tummy tuck a 4-6 out of 10 in terms of pain. Speaking to Women’s Health about her painful experience recovering from an abdominoplasty, Erin S. said: “I could not roll over, sit up or grab anything further than a few inches away.
Surgical procedures are typically deemed as permanent as they are restructuring the muscles and tissues of the body to achieve the desired results. A surgeon can’t go back and re-add areas of the body that they may have removed, so depending on what type of procedure you want to have reversed it may not be possible.
That being said, it would require an immense amount of surgery to actually completely change your face. But with surgery to change your ears, eyebrows, cheeks, lips, nose, dimples, and more it is within the realm of possibility.
The jowls result from the descent of the facial fat/tissue that was on or above the jaw. To correct jowls this tissue must be repositioned. This can be done by either plicating or suturing the lower cheek tissue up to where it used to belong or lifting this tissue and re-suspending it in its proper location