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AAFPRSAmerican Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors.
AAFPRS members surveyed also noted a 10% increase in rhinoplasty in 2013 over 2012, as well as a 7% increase in hair transplants and a 6% increase in eyelid surgery.
As the nation's leading healthcare liability insurer - with three times the longevity of our nearest competitor - Medical Protective looks forward to working with AAFPRS members and continuing to deliver the nation's strongest defense of assets and reputation O not only for today, but for the long-to-resolve claims that arise years down the road," said Mark Wittel, Medical Protective's VP of Agency Sales.
According to AAFPRS, the most common non-surgical procedures last year were Botox and hyaluronic acid injections.
We are proud to be associated with the FACE TO FACE program and look forward to contributing to the important work that the AAFPRS is accomplishing in the care of victims of domestic assault," said Paul Thomas, chairman and CEO of LifeCell Corporation.
According to the results of the 2013 AAFPRS Membership Study, 71 percent of plastic surgeons surveyed reported that patients are most concerned about recovery time when making a decision to undergo facial plastic surgery, and 25 percent reported visible scarring as a top concern.
In fact,13 percent of AAFPRS members surveyed identified increased photo sharing and patients' dissatisfaction with their own image on social media sites as a rising trend in practice.
In 1994, the AAFPRS teamed up with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), to develop FACE-TO-FACE: The Domestic Violence Project.
Pastorek, a past president of AAFPRS, says that the proliferation of information available to consumers online and through traditional book publishing has benefitted both consumer and plastic surgeon.
TRUST YOUR FACE TO A FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON No matter how consumers select their facial plastic surgeon, the AAFPRS warns to be wary of discount deals online offering reduced rates on surgery and injectables.