Spending on Cosmetic Procedures Exceeds $12 Billion in the US in 2014: ASAPS Report
Constant innovation in the field of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures has helped make these procedures more predictable, effective, and affordable. Each year millions of new American patients as well as repeat patients continue to seek treatments to enhance their physical appearance and reduce the signs of aging.
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Increased Acceptance of Aesthetic Procedures
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has brought out its 18th annual multi-specialty data report that provides useful insights about the growing demand for aesthetic procedures in the country. As per the report, Americans spent over $12 billion on invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures in 2014.
One of the encouraging findings of the report was that aesthetic procedures are gaining popularity among men on a wider scale. In the last five years, the number of men opting for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments has jumped by as much as 43%.
The topmost procedures in terms of year on year growth are buttock augmentation (up 86%), labiaplasty (up 49%), and non-surgical fat reduction (up 42%).
Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for men and women combined in 2014 included the following:
- Liposuction (342,494 procedures)
- Breast Augmentation (286,694 procedures)
- Eyelid Surgery (165,714 procedures)
- Tummy Tuck (164,021 procedures)
- Nose Surgery (145,909 procedures)
Liposuction can be performed both as a standalone surgery and in combination with other procedures for more effective outcomes. Improve qualities in breast implants have led to a greater popularity of breast augmentation procedure over the years. Abdominoplasty, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty continue to be listed among most requested procedures.
Most Popular Non-surgical Cosmetic Treatments
The most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures for both men and women combined included the following in 2014:
- Botulinum Toxin (3,588,218 procedures)
- Hyaluronic Acid Based Fillers (1,696,621 procedures)
- Hair Removal (828,480 procedures)
- Chemical Peel (484,053 procedures)
- Microdermabrasion (417,034 procedures)
FDA approved Botulinum Toxin injectable treatments to reduce aging signs from the face topped the list of non-surgical procedures with nearly 3.6 million treatments in 2014. Hyaluronic fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, and laser hair removal, chemical peel treatment, and microdermabrasion have also emerged as in-demand procedures.
Growth in Male Cosmetic Procedures
According to the ASAPS records, the number of men’s procedures since 2010 has gone up as follows:
- Blepharoplasty (up 34%)
- Male Breast Reduction (up 33%)
- Facelift (up 44%)
- Botulinum Toxin (up 84%)
- Hyaluronic Acid Based Fillers (up 94%)
- Nonsurgical skin tightening (up 37%)
- Intense Pulsed Light (up 44%)
The future bodes well for both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, considering the past and present market trends. Just think how sunny these numbers would be if the economy was not in a recession as well. If there more jobs for people, and there easily could be, this industry would only be looking brighter.