July 30, 2008

Breast Augmentation is Top Plastic Surgery Procedure

According to figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for 2007, the top five surgical cosmetic procedures in the U.S. are:
  • Breast augmentation (347,500)
  • Liposuction (302,000)
  • Nose reshaping (285,000)
  • Eyelid surgery (241,000)
  • Tummy Tuck (148,000)
The top five non-surgical (minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were:
  • Botox (4.6 million!)
  • Hyaluronic acid [facial fillers] (1,051,00)
  • Chemical peel (1,025,000)
  • Laser Hair Removal (906,000)
  • Microdermabrasion (897,000)
Here in my own Duxbury, MA cosmetic surgery and skin spa (on Boston's South Shore), I experience a slightly different but similar finding. My top five cosmetic surgery procedures for the past year are:
For non-surgical therapies, are top treatments are:
For more information on cosmetic treatment trends and statistics nationwide, follow this link to the ASPS's comprehensive Procedural Statistics Trends 2000-2007 Report.