ASPS Report: Interesting Statistics and Information about Plastic Surgery
Americans have never been this obsessed with plastic surgery. The volume of cosmetic procedures last year – both surgical and minimally invasive – reached 17.5 million, according to the latest report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This is an increase of 2 percent from the recorded total procedures in 2016.
Before you find your facial plastic surgeon and add to the growing clientele of aesthetic clinics, Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills shares these interesting facts and statistics from the ASPS report.
Top Five Plastic Surgeries in the U.S.
Americans undergo all kinds of plastic surgery, but most of these five popular procedures have been clients’ favorites in recent years. Still on the top spot is breast augmentation, which had 300,378 procedures in 2017. Liposuction follows with 246,354 procedures, and rhinoplasty with 218,924 procedures.
For 2017, eyelid surgery stole the 4th place from the tummy tuck with 209,571 procedures performed, and tummy tuck slid to 5th with 129,753 procedures.
Most Popular Minimally Invasive Procedures
While invasive aesthetics totaled almost 1.8 million last year, non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures reached 15.7 million. These included BOTOX® injections, chemical peels, soft tissue fillers, and laser hair removal.
Not surprisingly, BOTOX® remains the “queen.” Since 2000, when the treatment was rare, BOTOX® injections have skyrocketed more than 600 percent! Its popularity may be primarily due to it being the least expensive cosmetic procedure. An injection may cost anywhere from $350 to $1000 per part, depending on the area and doctor. The industry, though, rakes in an astonishing $1 billion yearly.
A Big Industry
There is no doubt that plastic surgery is one of the top industries in the U.S.; the figures speak for themselves. Now, if you’re planning to join the millions who have gone under the knife, these facts from the ASPS report will give you an idea of your options.