Facial plast Surg 2005; 21(4): 223-231
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-939501
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Aesthetic Facial Surgery of Male Patients: Demographics and Market Trends

J. David Holcomb1 , Richard D. Gentile2
  • 1Holcomb Facial Plastic Surgery, PLLC, Sarasota, Florida
  • 2Gentile Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Laser Center, Youngstown, Ohio
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Publication Date:
31 March 2006 (online)

ABSTRACT

Evaluation of member survey data from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) from 2000 through 2004 reveals several procedure-specific as well as overall trends regarding utilization of aesthetic facial enhancement services. This gender-specific 5-year retrospective review indicates that males undergo significantly fewer procedures than females except for surgical hair restoration and otoplasty. There is a slight general trend toward decreased surgical but increased nonsurgical facial enhancement procedures. On a case per physician basis, AAFPRS physicians performed significantly more procedures for both males and females for every procedure and every year evaluated. Evaluation of age group data indicates that the 40- to 59-year-old age group accounts for the majority of surgical and non surgical facial enhancement requests. Despite anticipated growth of the 60- to 79-year-old age group, the 40- to 59-year-old age group is projected to remain relatively stable. Although continuing to pursue aesthetic facial enhancement services in significant numbers, men still represent a vast untapped market. This study yields important demographic and trend information that has implications for the current and future delivery of aesthetic facial enhancement services.