Facial plastic surgery priorities change in tough economy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facial plastic surgery priorities change in tough economy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Two surveys published in the September 2011 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal have shown that patients and physicians don’t see eye to eye on facial plastic surgery choices during the recession. While the surveys did confirm that patients are delaying facial rejuvenation (brow lift, facelift, eyelid surgery) for nonsurgical alternatives (fillers, botulinum toxin, laser skin resurfacing), long-lasting results are more important to them than low costs and quick results. Ultimately, plastic surgeons can assume “that patients are willing to accept higher costs if they know their procedure will have longer-lasting results,” said Editor in Chief, Foad Nahai.