May 29, 2012

What Are the Top 5 Cosmetic Treatments?

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)
Facelifts are among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures for the first time since 2004, replacing tummy tucks. Interestingly, a procedure popular with men, chin augmentation, nearly doubled in 2011, with 21,000 procedures performed, up 71 percent. Lip augmentation also rose significantly - up 49 percent, with more than 25,000 procedures performed.

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)
Soft tissue fillers — like Restylane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse® — and fat injections experienced some of the largest growth in the minimally-invasive market during 2011.

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