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Updated August 28, 2015

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Trending Patterns of Cosmetic Surgical Procedures



2014: Top 5 / Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
  • Breast augmentation -(286,000 - down 1%)
  • Nose Reshaping - (217,000 - down 2%)
  • Liposuction - (211,000 - up 5%)
  • Eyelid Surgery - (207,000 - down 4%)
  • Facelift - (128,000 - down 4%)
2014: Top 5 Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Botox -6.7 million (up 6%)
  • Soft Tissue Filler - 2.3 million (up 3%)
  • Chemical Peel - 1.25 million (up 7%)
  • Laser Hair Removal 1.1 million (up 3%)
  • Microdermabrasion - 882m000 (down 9%)

2014: Most Performed Reconstructive Surgery Procedures
  • Tumor Removal - 4.4 million (no change)
  • Laceration Repair - (251,000 - down 1%)
  • Maxillofacial- 199,000 (no change)
  • Scar Revision - 177,000 (no change)
  • Hand Surgery - 130,000 (down 1%)

2013: Cosmetic Surgical Stats
  • Breast augmentation -(290,224 - up 1%)
  • Breast implant removals - (23,770 - up 10%
  • Breast lift - (90,006 - up 1%)
  • Breast reduction - (41,164 - down 2%)
  • Breast reduction in men - (22,939 - up 11%)
  • Breast augmentation
    - w/ fat grafting (9,993 - up 16%)
  • Buttock implants (942 - up 1%)
  • Buttock lift (2,438 - down 16%)
  • Calf augmentatin (571 - up 31%)
  • Chin augmentation (19,108 - up 2%)
  • Ear Surgery (24,111 - down 6%)
  • Eyelid Surgery (215,641 - up 6%)
  • Facelift (133,230 - up 6%)
  • Forehead lift (46,323 - up 4%)
  • Hair transplant (15,076 - down 8%)
  • Lip Augmentation (25,156 - 0%)
  • Lip reduction (610 - down 32%)
  • Liposuction (199817 - down 1%)
  • Lower body lift (7,281 - up 2%)
  • Neck lift (55,346 - up 6%)
  • Pectoral implants (342- up 2%)
  • Thigh lift (8,709 - down 2%)
  • Tummy tuck (111,986 - up 5%)
  • Upper arm lift (15,769 - up 2%)
2013: Minimally Invasive Stats
  • Botulinum Toxin Type A (6,321,160, up 3 percent)
  • Cellulite treatment (29,318 - down 11%)
  • Chemical peel (1,163,333 - up 3%)
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) (602,659 - up 9%)
  • Laser hair removal (1,077,158 - down 4%)
  • Laser skin resurfacing (511,795 -up 1%)
  • Laser treatment leg veins (208,069 -down 10%)
  • Microdermabrasion (970,343 - 0%)
  • Sclerotherapy (321,077 - down 10%)
  • Soft tissue fillers (2,242,621 - up 13%)
    - Calcium hydroxylapatite (284,488 - up 3%)
    - Collagen (60,565 - down 11%)
    --Porcine/bovine-based (Evolence®, Zyderm®, Zyplase®) (14,465 - down 11%)
    --Human-based (Cosmoderm®, Cosmoplast®, Cymetra® (46,100 - down 10%)
    - Fat (66,223 - up 5%)
    - Hyaluronic acid (e.g., Juvederm Ultra®, Perlanereg, Restylane®, Perlane Silk®, etc)
    - (1.675.601 - up 18%)
    - Polylactic acid (Sculptra) (138,427 - 0%)
    - Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (Artefill) (17,317 - down 6%)

2012: Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures


14.6 Million Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures Performed in 2012

Cosmetic surgical procedures increased 5 percent in 2012.
This total includes both minimally-invasive and surgical procedures.
There has been a significant increase in minimally-invasive procedures.
The number of cosmetic plastic surgical procedures has remained "relatively stable".



2012: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Stats
5.6 million reconstructive procedures were performed in 2012 - a 1% increase.
  • Tumor removal (4.2 million, up 1 percent).
  • Laceratoin repair (291,000, down 4 percent).
  • Maxillofacial surgery (209,000, up 7 percent).
  • Scar revision (171,000, down 2 percent).
  • Hand surgery (123,000, down 3 percent).

Reconstructive Surgery
"Reconstructive surgery, which restores function to abnormal structures, increased 1 percent. Reconstructive breast reduction surgeries continue to rise, with more than 68,000 procedures performed last year, up 8 percent."


2012: Cosmetic Surgical Stats
  • Breast Augmentation (286,000, down 7 percent).
  • Nose Reshaping (243,000, no change).
  • Liposuction (202,000, down 1 percent).
  • Eyelid Surgery (204,000, up 4 percent).
  • Facelift (126,000, up 6 percent).
2012: Minimally Invasive Stats
  • Botulinum Toxin Type A (6.1 million procedures, up 8 percent).
  • Soft tissue fillers (2 million procedures, up 5 percent).
  • Chemical peel (1.1 million procedures, up 2 percent).
  • Laser Hair Removal (1.1 million procedures, up 4 percent).
  • Microdermabrasion (974,000 procedures, up 8 percent).

Face
"Interestingly, facial rejuvenation procedures, both minimally-invasive and surgical, experienced the most growth in 2012. Facelifts and eye surgeries were up, while 2012 marked the highest number of botulinim toxin type A (BOTOX® and Dysport®) injections performed to date. Other facial rejuvenation procedures like soft tissue fillers, laser skin resurfacing (509,000 procedures, up 9 percent) and microdermabrasion also saw significant increases."

Cosmetic Breast Surgery
"Female cosmetic breast surgeries such as breast augmentation and breast lift (89,000, down 2 percent) dropped last year, while male breast reduction (gynecomastia) shot up. Nearly 21,000 male breast reductions were performed, up 5 percent."

"Female cosmetic breast surgeries, as well as body contouring procedures like tummy tucks, were some of the most popular procedurse performed in 2012, although they saw declines," according to ASPS president Dr. Gregory Evans, M.D. "Facial rejuvenation procedures to eradicate wrinkles, refresh, or tighten sagging skin experienced growth, as more consumers chose to maintain or restore a youthful appearance with these procedures."

- All statistics courtesy of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons




2011: Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures
Chin augmentation / Chin Implants were up 71%.
"Chinplants" have become increasingly popular with men.
Cosmetic surgical procedures increased 2 percent in 2011:
Nearly 1.6 million procedures were performed in 2011.



Cosmetic Surgical
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Nose Reshaping
  • Liposuction
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelifts
Minimally Invasive
  • Botulinum Toxin Type A
  • Soft tissue fillers
  • Chemical peel
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Laceration repair
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Hand Surgery

Details
"Soft tissue fillers like hyaluronic acid (Restylane®, Juvederm Ultra®, , etc.), calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse®, ), and fat injections experienced some of the largest growth in the minimally-invasive market during 2011.
More than 1.3 million hylauronic acid procedures were performed in 2011, up 9 percent; 286,000 calcium hydroxylapatite procedures, up 36 percent; and 68,000 fat injections, up 19 percent."
All statistics courtesy of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons


2010: Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures
Cosmetic Surgical
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Nose Reshaping
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
Minimally Invasive
  • Botulinum Toxin Type A
  • Soft tissue fillers
  • Chemical peel
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Laceration repair
  • Scar revision
  • Hand surgery
  • Breast reconstruction

2009: Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Surgical Procedures
  • Breast Augmentation - 289,000
  • Nose Reshaping - 236,000
  • Eyelid Surgery - 203,000
  • Liposuction - 196,000
  • Tummy Tuck - 115,000
Minimally Invasive
  • Botulinum Toxin Type A - 4,800,000
  • Soft Tissue Filllers - 1,700,000
  • Chemical Peel - 1,100,000
  • Microdermabrasion - 910,000
  • Laser Hair Removal - 893,000

2008: Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Surgical Prodcures
  • Breast Augmentation - 307,000
  • Nose Reshaping - 279,000
  • Eyelid Surgery - 221,000
  • Liposuction - 245,000
  • Tummy Tuck - 122,000
Minimally Invasive
  • BOTOX® - 5,000,000
  • Hyaluronic acid fillers - 1,100,000
  • Chemical Peel - 1,000,000
  • Laser Hair Removal - 892,000
  • Microdermabrasion - 842,000

2007: Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Surgical Prodcures
  • Breast Augmentation - 347,000
  • Liposuction - 342,000
  • Nose Reshaping - 285,000
  • Eyelid Surgery - 241,000
  • Tummy Tuck - 148,000
Minimally Invasive
  • BOTOX® - 4,600,000
  • Hyaluronic acid fillers - 1,051000
  • Chemical Peel - 1,025,000
  • Laser Hair Removal - 906,000
  • Microdermabrasion - 897,000

Is Cosmetic Surgery Covered by Health Insurance?
Sometimes.
Most cosmetic surgery procedures are not covered by health insurance.
Reconstructive procedures normally are normally covered by most health insurance policies.
Read more: Financing: What's covered by my health insurance?.

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Plastic Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Most Popular & Commonly Performed
Breast Augmentation ~ Nose Reshaping ~ Liposuction ~ Eyelid Lift ~ Face Lift / Facelift ~ Tummy Tuck
Mammoplasty - Rhinoplasty - Lipoplasty - Blepharoplasty - Rhytidectomy ~ Abdominoplasty
BOTOX® ~ Dermal Fillers ~ Chemical peel ~ Laser Hair Removal ~ Microdermabrasion
Tumor removal ~ Breast Reconstruction ~ Laceration Repair ~ Maxillofacial Surgery ~ Scar Revision
Breast Reconstruction after Preventative / Prophylactic Double Mastectomy



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