Ethnic plastic surgery is on the rise, according to a recent study of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) members.
Specifically, there was a 10% increase in facial plastic surgery among Hispanic, Asian American, and African American patients in their practices in 2012, the survey showed.
The features fixated on by each ethnicity varied considerably. For example, African Americans and Hispanics were most predisposed to have received rhinoplasty (80% and 65%, respectively). Asian Americans were most likely to have blepharoplasty (44%) or rhinoplasty (41%), while Caucasians were more likely to have facelifts (40%) or rhinoplasty (39%).