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Cosmetic Surgery Numbers

PARADE Magazine recently took a look at stats from all across America and part of their findings were in regards to Cosmetic Surgery.  Below are the findings:

Top City for Cosmetic Surgery

Miami, Florida with an average of 18 plastic surgeons per 100,000 adults

Where It Happens The Most-

Nose Reshaping-->Northeast USA

Dermabrasion-->Midwest USA

Buttock Implants-->South Atlantic USA

Hair Transplant-->South Central USA

Face Lift-->West USA

Most Common Cosmetic Surgical Procedures-

Men

  • Nose Reshaping
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Liposuction

Women

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Nose Reshaping
  • Liposuction

*Sources: SF Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Plastic Surgery up 5% in 2010

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Reports Annual Statistics

For Immediate Release: February 07, 2011

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - As the U.S. economy pulls out of the recession, so are nips, tucks and lifts. According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 13.1 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including those that are minimally-invasive or surgical, were performed in the United States in 2010, up 5 percent from 2009. In addition, more than 5.3 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 2 percent. The increase in cosmetic plastic surgery mirrors the rise in consumer confidence throughout most of 2010.

"The economy is showing signs of improvement and, financially, things are a little better for people this year," said ASPS President Phillip Haeck, MD. "The financial markets are at a two year high, we're seeing a double digit increase in the percentage of auto sales over a year ago, and as the aging population continues to grow, people are investing in plastic surgery procedures to help stay competitive in the workplace. The growth in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures is multi-factorial."

Cosmetic surgical procedures increased 2 percent, with nearly 1.6 million procedures in 2010. The top five surgical procedures were:

• Breast augmentation (296,000)
• Nose reshaping (252,000)
• Eyelid surgery (209,000)
• Liposuction (203,000)
• Tummy tuck (116,000)

Interestingly, in what might be viewed as a trend toward more than minimally-invasive procedures, facelifts rose 9 percent in 2010, with nearly 113,000 procedures. Facelifts have not experienced growth since 2007. Breast augmentations increased 2 percent, with silicone implants being used in 60 percent of all breast augmentations. All surgical body contouring procedures, i.e., breast lifts (90,000 procedures, up 3 percent), lower body lifts (10,000 procedures, up 9 percent), upper arm lifts (15,000 procedures, up 5 percent), and thigh lifts (9,000 procedures, up 8 percent), experienced growth in 2010. A substantial amount of those procedures are being requested following massive weight loss.

"There's some pent up demand for cosmetic surgical procedures," said Dr. Haeck. "People have waited a couple of years or more to have procedures, until their finances were at least somewhat back in order. But, all indications are, more consumers are again willing to spend more to look better."

Cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increased 5 percent, with nearly 11.6 million procedures in 2010. The top five minimally-invasive procedures were:

• Botulinum toxin type A (5.4 million)
• Soft tissue fillers (1.8 million)
• Chemical peel (1.1 million)
• Laser hair removal (938,000)
• Microdermabrasion (825,000)

"Injectables have remained robust despite the economy," said Dr. Haeck. "Botox® and Dysport® injections are up 12 percent, while, interestingly, fat injections are up 14 percent, which could reflect how a patient's own fat is being used in more creative ways to rejuvenate the face and body."

Reconstructive plastic surgery, which improves function and appearance to abnormal structures, increased 2 percent in 2010. The top five reconstructive procedures were:

• Tumor removal (4 million)
• Laceration repair (357,000)
• Scar revision (161,000)
• Hand surgery (106,000)
• Breast reconstruction (93,000)

Breast reconstruction is up 8 percent in 2010 and is new to the top five reconstructive procedures. It replaces maxillofacial surgery.

"It's been a major goal of the ASPS to increase women's awareness of their breast reconstruction options, so much so that in 2009 the ASPS started a breast reconstruction public education campaign," said Dr. Haeck. "It's great that we can report that this procedure is now among the top five reconstructive procedures."

ASPS procedural statistics are collected through the first online national database for plastic surgery procedures, Tracking Operations and Outcome for Plastic Surgeons (TOPS). This data, combined with the annual survey sent to American Board of Medical Specialties certified physicians most likely to perform these procedures, results in the most comprehensive census on plastic surgery.

ASPS Reports Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Down in 2009, Up 69% in First Decade of New Millennium

Consumer Interest Continues to Rise According to RealSelf.com Study

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2010

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Although it's been a sluggish year for plastic surgery due to the economy, the long-term outlook is more encouraging. According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 12.5 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in the United States in 2009, down 1 percent from 2008; up 69 percent since 2000.

"The industry has experienced some economic downturn during the later part of the decade due to the recession, but, overall, plastic surgery has seen growth in the first decade of the new millennium," said ASPS President Michael McGuire, MD. "The current economic climate will likely not have an impact on long-term growth. The largest contributor to the increase in procedures over the past decade has been the advent of injectable wrinkle fighters and other minimally-invasive procedures."

Cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increased 1 percent, to nearly 11 million procedures in 2009. Minimally-invasive procedures are up 99 percent since 2000. The top five minimally-invasive procedures in 2009 were:

  • Botulinum toxin type A (4.8 million)
  • Soft tissue fillers (1.7 million)
  • Chemical peel (1.1 million)
  • Microdermabrasion (910,000)
  • Laser hair removal (893,000)

"Skin is in," said Dr. McGuire. "Chemical peels and soft tissue fillers like hyaluronic acid are up 9 percent, microdermabrasion is up 8 percent - these are the procedures that patients are opting for despite the economy."

Cosmetic surgical procedures decreased 9 percent, with more than 1.5 million procedures in 2009. Surgical procedures are down 20 percent since 2000. The top five surgical procedures in 2009 were:

  • Breast augmentation (289,000)
  • Nose reshaping (256,000)
  • Eyelid surgery (203,000)
  • Liposuction (198,000)
  • Tummy tuck (115,000)

"It would seem, as innovations in cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increase, surgery will continue to decrease," added Dr. McGuire. "However, as the economy rebounds, more patients and Boomers will continue to seek surgical body contouring procedures (liposuction, tummy tuck), eyelid surgery and breast augmentations. In fact, breast augmentations are up 36 percent since 2000."

Echoing Dr. McGuire's words, new consumer data from an online survey conducted in March by Harris Interactive® on behalf of RealSelf.com found America's interest in cosmetic procedures to be on the rise. According to the survey, more adults would choose to have "work done" if money was not an issue in the 1st quarter of 2010 (69%), as compared to 4th quarter 2009 (54%) - an increase of 15 percent. There is also high interest for "Mommy Makeover" type procedures: more than one in four (29%) of those who would get cosmetic work done if money were not an issue would have a tummy tuck, 23% liposuction, and 15% a breast lift. Eyelid surgery was the top procedure for those planning to have a cosmetic surgical procedure within the next 12 months (27%).

*courtesy of the ASPS, plasticsurgery.org