The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released its annual plastic surgery procedural statistics last month, reporting that 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an increase of 3 percent since 2013. In addition, 5.8 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent.
“The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as medical advancements are made and technology improves resulting in a wider array of options for patients,” said ASPS President Scot Glasberg, MD.
Here are a few finds that you might find interesting:
- The use of fat in minimally invasive procedures is up 2 percent from 2013 to 2014. One procedure for which fat injections are an option, is buttock augmentation (augmentation comes in at #1 with implants, and lifts bringing up the rear).
- Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures increased 4 percent, with more than 13.9 million procedures in 2014. The top five minimally-invasive procedures were BOTOX, Soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion.
- Cosmetic surgical procedures rose 1 percent, to nearly 1.7 million procedures in 2014. The top five surgical procedures were Breast augmentation (down 1%), Nose reshaping (down 2%), Liposuction (up 5%), Eyelid surgery (down 4%), Facelift (down 4%)
- Breast reconstruction procedures increased, with more than 102,200 procedures performed in 2014, representing an increase of 7 percent.
- Let’s Hear It for the Men -The top male-focused procedures were Pectoral implants (28% increase) and Male breast reductions (29% increase)
Read the full report on PlasticSurgery.org