The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released data on plastic surgery trends earlier this year. Based on analysis of 2011 data, they report a 5 percent increase in cosmetic surgery procedures (both surgical and minimally invasive) in the U.S. — that's 13.8 million treatments this past year.
Here are the highlights from the report, which you can download here.
Cosmetic surgical procedures increased 2 percent, with nearly 1.6 million procedures in 2011. The top five surgical procedures were:
- Breast augmentation (307,000 procedures, up 4 percent)
- Nose reshaping (244,000 procedures, down 3 percent)
- Liposuction (205,000 procedures, up 1 percent)
- Eyelid surgery (196,000 procedures, down 6 percent)
- Facelift (119,000 procedures, up 5 percent)
Cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increased 6 percent, with nearly 12.2 million procedures in 2011. The top five minimally-invasive procedures were:
- Botulinum toxin type A (5.7 million procedures, up 5 percent)
- Soft tissue fillers (1.9 million procedures, up 7 percent)
- Chemical peel (1.1 million procedures, down 3 percent)
- Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, up 15 percent)
- Microdermabrasion (900,000 procedures, up 9 percent)