Many plastic surgeons have boasted the results of the benefits of facial plastic surgery. However, for a time it lacked the scientific backing from periodicals. This past April, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery published a study which examined the perception of patients by their peers post-operation.
The study was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. The objective was to introduce the term of facial profiling to the surgical community while quantifying the changes in social perception. Previous studies had only looked at youthfulness.