The latest cosmetic surgery trends of 2021 have been revealed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. It was no real surprise that facial cosmetic surgery treatments were on the increase. But there was also an increase in demand for revision surgery, making this the fourth most common procedure.

So, which treatments are proving popular as we make our way through 2022? We look at the winning facial surgery trends below, as well as the reason why more patients are seeking revision surgery.


Rhinoplasty has remained one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for decades. Helping to reshape the nose, it can have a significant impact on your overall appearance. In America, more than 200,000 rhinoplasty procedures are carried out each year.

One thing that has changed with the procedure, is that patients are now leaning more towards natural-looking results. This means changing the nose while still keeping ethnic identity intact. During a rhinoplasty, the shape, size, and structure of the nose can be altered accordingly.


Facelifts have also seen a boom in popularity over the past year. This is likely down to an increase in zoom meetings, alongside having more time to recover as people work from home. A traditional facelift procedure is intensive, and it can take up to 10 years off your appearance.

Patients today also have the option to undergo mini facelifts. These are less intensive than a traditional facelift, but they can still produce impressive results.


One procedure that is really taking off in popularity is blepharoplasty. Also referred to as eyelid surgery, the procedure aims to tighten the skin around the eye area. Sometimes it also involves removing small pockets of fat.

The main reason patients opt for this procedure is to achieve a more youthful look. It mostly involves treating the upper eyelid, but the surgery can also be carried out on the lower lid, or both.

A rise in revision surgery

One interesting finding in the new annual report from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a rise in revision surgery. It appears many patients are unhappy with the original results of the procedures they undergo.

Rhinoplasty had the highest revision rate, while patients who undergo a mini facelift often find the results aren’t significant enough. Revision surgery increased by a staggering 70% between 2020 and 2021.

If you want to ensure you are making the right choice and minimising the risk of revision surgery, it is important to choose a surgeon you can trust. Book a consultation with Mr Tulley today to discuss your concerns and determine the best treatment option to address them.