Every year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons sends out a survey to assess which procedures are most commonly performed. The Data was recently released for 2013.
Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures: Breast Augmentation 290,000; Nose Reshaping (rhinoplasty) 221,000; Eyelid Surgery 216,000; Liposuction 200,000; and Facelift 133,000. Breast lifts 90,000 , while not as popular, have had a 70% increase since 2000.
Top 5 Cosmetic Minimally Invasive Procedures: Botox 6.3 million; Soft tissue fillers (Juvederm) 2.2 million; Chemical Peel 1.2 million; Laser Hair removal 1.1 million, Microdermabrasion 970,000. We offer all these services in a professional setting.
Breast Reconstruction Procedures: Breast Reconstruction Post Mastectomy 95,589 (85% using implants versus 15% using abdominal tissue); Breast Reduction 62,611.
So what conclusions can we draw? Like anything else, I think that Plastic Surgery has enjoyed mainstream popularity because it makes patients happy and represents a good value, even during a recovering economy.