Dr. Sam Rizk, a New York City facial plastic surgeon, reports in a recent release, that it's becoming increasingly important for a woman's neck to match their face. Some women in their 40s and 50s are noticing sagging or loosening of the skin below the chin or jaw. Some even notice cords or bands, which actually represent the weakening of the platysma muscle.
"Believe it or not, most of my patients consider a necklift long before they think about a face lift," says Dr. Rizk. "Women generally pay the most attention to their faces, taking care to protect them with skin cream and SPF. Meanwhile, the neck is neglected, which can exacerbate collagen loss as well as the appearance of creping and wrinkling."
Men on the other hand are seeking more eyelid surgery according to an article in the GardenCityPatch. Garden City plastic surgeon Bruce W. Brewer, MD, FACS was quoted saying, "What was once a social stigma is now becoming an investment for men hoping to continue operating within an increasingly image driven world... the competitive nature of business has escalated to the point where middle aged patients are starting to feel that looking young is a reflection of their clout within a given industry."
A recent study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), found that rhinoplasty is the #1 requested facial plastic surgery for both men and women, especially in the 35 and under crowd. The most common complaints about noses are that they are either too long, crooked or twisted, too big, profile balance and thick tipped.
"A well-done rhinoplasty can subtly enhance your features and restore facial harmony." says Dr. Robert M. Kellman, President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and George Clooney top the list of most requested male noses, whereas women covet the noses of Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman and Kate Middleton.