We posted a blog called “5 Fast Facts About Cosmetic Surgery” to shed some light on popular plastic surgery procedures and their impact on the economy. With the 2014 calendar year coming to a close, the team at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery wanted to continue this reflection and delve into what plastic surgery procedures have impacted this past year the most. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released data on last year’s (2013) plastic surgery trends, and the results can be seen below:

1.7 Million Cosmetic Procedures Were Surgical

The industry saw a three percent increase in surgical cosmetic procedures this past year, but this number was still significantly lower than the number of individuals who elected to have minimally invasive or non-surgical procedures. The top five surgeries included 290,224 breast augmentations, 221,053 rhinoplasties, 215,641 eyelid surgeries, 199,817 liposuctions, and 133,320 facelifts. The number of breast augmentations performed in the U.S. has increased by 37 percent since the year 2000 and when it came to the type of breast implants patients wanted, patients preferred silicone (72%) over saline implants (28%).

13.4 Million Cosmetic Procedures Were Minimally-Invasive/Non-Surgical

As alluded to previously, last year saw a large number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. The top five minimally invasive surgeries included 6.3 million Botulinum Toxin Type A* injections, 2.2 million soft tissue fillers, 1.2 million chemical peels, 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures, and 970,343 microdermabrasion treatments. Soft tissue fillers increased by 13 percent with hyaluronic acid driving the soft tissue filler trend, contributing to an 18 percent growth. Furthermore, Botulinum Toxin Type A* injections increased by 3 percent, and the minimally invasive cosmetic industry as a whole saw a 144 percent increase since the year 2000.

Lastly, roughly 5.7 million reconstructive procedures were performed last year, a 2 percent increase since 2012. The industry has seen incredible growth overall, and market research has indicated this trend (plastic surgery) will continue to rise. For more information on plastic surgery statistics, please visit If you’re considering plastic surgery, but need professional guidance/advice, call Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery today to set up a consultation!

If you wish to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons, please do not hesitate to call us at our Phoenix location. We are easily accessible and here to help. Call us now at (602) 513-8133.

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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