The facelift is back! After falling out of favor among aging Americans the last few years, the number of facelift operations last year grew 4 percent, to 131,106, statistics released Thursday by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal. The number of facelifts performed in the US, at $15,000 to $25,000 per face, had fallen in 2015 and 2014 as patients opted instead for less invasive and expensive procedures like Botox injections. Botox can run someone $300 an area. “You can turn the clock back a bit with Botox — but it keeps on ticking,” said ASPS President Debra Johnson. “Ultimately, nothing rejuvenates the face like a facelift from a board-certified plastic surgeon.”
Dr. Daniel Maman, of 740 Park Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, said some of his patients this past year opted for a face-lift.
“[A]fter years of coming in every three months for Botox or soft-tissue fillers, they’re realizing they spent as much as they would have on a facelift — and the other results are only temporary.”
Maman said the big trend among his New York patient is the natural look.
“Patients are saying they don’t want that frozen Nicole Kidman look and to stay clear of Kardashian-style blown-up lips, breasts and buttocks,” he said.
Overall, breast augmentation procedures were the most popular surgical request of plastic surgeons — with 290,467 performed last year, up 4 percent from 2015. Liposuction was the No. 2 procedure.