Web Log – April 2014 – Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2013

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.

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