The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has released its annual statistics on procedures. The ASAPS says cosmetic procedures have increased 197 percent in the past 15 years. Almost 9.2 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2011. So what gets worked on most of the time? The most frequent surgical procedure was lipoplasty (liposuction) and the most popular nonsurgical procedure was injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A (including Botox and Dysport).
The top five surgical procedures:
•Breast augmentation (316,848)
•Eyelid surgery (147,540)
•Breast Lift (127,054)
The top five minimally-invasive procedures:
•Botulinum Toxin Type A (2,619,739 procedures)
•Hyaluronic acid (1,206,186 procedures);
•Laser Hair Removal (919,802 procedures)
•Microdermabrasion (499,427 procedures)
•IPL Laser Treatment (439,161 procedures)
Women had almost 8.4 million cosmetic procedures, 91% of the total. The top five: breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery, and breast lift.
Men had almost 800,000 cosmetic procedures, 9% of the total. The top five: liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, breast reduction to treat enlarged male breast, and facelift.
Read more from the ASAPS here.