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Focus on the Face: Recent Stats Reveal Growing Attention on Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Focus on the Face: Recent Stats Reveal Growing Attention on Facial Cosmetic Surgery

When it comes to facial cosmetic surgery, Bay Area plastic surgeon Dr. Stanley Jacobs can confirm what the results of the most recent ASPS survey show: Interest is increasing.

Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons publishes the aggregated statistics from a combined member survey and database mining. The 2016 numbers, released earlier this year, reveal a rise in cosmetic surgery procedures as a whole—and a particular bump in options related specifically to the face.

While breast augmentation dominates the list (and has for years), the next four procedures rounding out the top five are either dedicated facial procedures or often used on the face.

Sitting in the second position is liposuction, used to surgically remove fat cells via carefully placed incisions. Women and men alike may choose it to reduce a double chin or other pockets of stubborn fat.

In the third slot is rhinoplasty. More commonly known as nose reshaping, this can involve changing the size of the nose or shape of the nostrils, straightening out an asymmetry, reducing a nasal hump, and various other techniques.

Fourth is eyelid surgery, technically known as blepharoplasty. Dr. Jacobs performs this surgery on both the upper and lower lids as necessary, with the intent of giving patients a more alert, rejuvenated look.

Finally, facelift sits in the fifth spot. As noted above, this facial cosmetic surgery can be performed alone, but its results can also be enhanced with peels that address fine lines and wrinkles otherwise untouched by the contouring effects of a lift.

Learn more about any of the facial cosmetic surgery procedures mentioned above, as well as other surgical and nonsurgical options, by contacting Dr. Stanley Jacobs Visit his Contact Us page, or call his Healdsburg office at (707) 473-0220 or his San Francisco office at (415) 433-0303.