According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 15.1 million plastic surgery procedures, both minimally invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States last year (2013). Furthermore, the industry has seen a 3 percent increase in cosmetic procedures (breast enhancement, rhinoplasty, etc.) and a 2 percent increase in reconstructive surgeries (breast reconstruction, skin grafts, etc.) since 2012.
New products, advances in technology and surgical techniques have undoubtedly fueled this industry’s growth. The plastic surgeons at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery are not surprised by these statistics, and would like to share a few others about the industry as a whole and the nation’s increasing demand for aesthetic perfection.
According to a recent study, the average age of someone who undergoes a cosmetic procedure is 41. These individuals typically have more facelifts, breast lifts, and eyelid surgeries than those under the age of 40. For younger individuals, rhinoplasties, breast enhancements, and liposuction are more popular.
Speaking of breast enhancements, did you know this type of surgery is the most common for women in the United States? ASPS reported the popularity of breast augmentation has nearly tripled since 1997. Other common cosmetic surgeries for women include liposuction, breast reduction, tummy tuck, and cosmetic eyelid surgery.
Here’s another fast fact: most patients who undergo a breast enhancement surgery don’t realize that the implants do not last forever and that additional surgeries may be needed for maintenance purposes. Women who get breast implants could experience ruptures, wrinkling and rippling, or breast pain.
Moving on from the topic of breast implants and enhancements, the general population may not know liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure performed on men. Men also undergo rhinoplasties, cosmetic eyelid surgeries, male breast reductions, and cosmetic ear surgeries. Interesting, huh?
About 8 percent of all cosmetic surgeries are performed on men. That’s roughly 750,000 cosmetic procedures for men compared to the 8.6 million for women. Although that doesn’t sound significant, it actually represents an 88% jump since 1997.
So there you have it, five fast facts about the cosmetic surgery industry! What do you think of these statistics? Are you surprised by them, or not at all? Let us know!
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.
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