Plastic Surgery Trends

New Plastic Surgery Trends for 2014

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)

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