ASAPS 2011 Cosmetic surgery stats are out – part I

Every year, we look forward to seeing the statistics from ASAPS.  They act as a barometer, refelcting the total volume of procedures in the U.S., and also help us to identify trends in what’s popular, and what’s not.

Here are some highlights from their report.

1.  If you combine the surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, there were over 9 million procedures performed in the United States in 2011. Surgical procedures accounted for 18% of the total number of procedures and nonsurgical procedures made up 82% of the total number of procedures.  Women had 91% of the total. The number of cosmetic procedures for women has increased over 208% since 1997.

2.  From 2010-2011, there was almost a 13% increase in the total number of liposuction procedures, with over 300,000 procedures performed. For the first time in three years, lipoplasty has surpassed breast augmentation, returning as the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States.

3.  The top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2011 were:
–  liposuction (325,332 procedures)
–  breast augmentation (316,848 procedures)
–  abdominoplasty (149,410 procedures)
–  blepharoplasty (147,540 procedures)
–  breast lift (127,054 procedures).
It’s interesting to note that rhinoplasty, which used to be a top 5 procedure, is no longer present.

4.   The top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2011 were:
–  Botox (2,619,739 procedures)
–  filler injections with restylane, juvederm (1,206,186 procedures)
–  laser hair removal (919,802 procedures);
–  microdermabrasion (499,427 procedures)
–  IPL laser treatment (439,161 procedures).

No surprises here.  Botox and fillers remain popular on the minimally invasive side of things, while breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tucks are still very popular on the surgical side.

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