April 16th, 2011 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
The statistical report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has just been released and shows an increase of almost 9% for 2010. This encouraging news has been reported in different news media such as CNN Money, and Web MD and reflects a hopeful trend for job seekers in a recovering economy. According to Dr. Felmont Eaves III, the ASAPS president, “Patients who put off surgery because of uncertainty in the economy and the job market are coming back for tried and true procedures. Growth in demand will likely continue as the recession eases and baby boomers and their offspring begin to explore surgical and nonsurgical options.”
Many San Francisco, Bay area patients are opting for some type of facial rejuvenation as they head back into the job market. Image is definitely a factor and competition remains fierce. For those who have time for the recovery period, a full face lift or brow lift may be in order.
But many cannot afford much down time and expense is major consideration. These patients may choose to have an office procedure such as upper eyelid surgery that can be done in about an hour under a local anesthetic and the results do a lot for refreshing the face. Injectables such as Botox which can erase worry lines between the eyes are very popular as well as the various injectables that fill in the frown lines around the mouth that make one appear older and or angry.