Surprising Statistics About Plastic Surgery

Adding up the numbers on cosmetic procedures:

(From the statistics compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, from 2010 and 2011):

318,123: Number of breast implant surgeries performed in 2010

2,414: Number of those surgeries performed on patients 65 and older

4,153: Number of those surgeries performed on patients 18 and younger

84,685: Number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on patients 65 and older in 2010 (including 26,635 facelifts and 24,783 cosmetic eyelid operations)

91: Percentage of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on women in 2010

184: Number of members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) in 1967 (the year it was founded)

2,069: Number of members today

1.35: Percentage of members of ASAPS who are women

10,677,415,674: Dollars that Americans spent on cosmetic procedures in 2010

9,000,000:  The number of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2011. Surgical procedures accounted for 18% of the total procedures and 63% of the total expenditures, with nonsurgical procedures making up 82% of the total number of procedures and 37% of total expenditures.

13:  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 as the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. Until 2008 liposuction had been the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, but from 2008-2010 breast augmentation held that title.

197:  Since 1997, there has been over 197% increase in the total number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. Surgical procedures increased by more than 73%, and nonsurgical procedures increased by 356%.

The top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the US 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).

The top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the US in 2011 were:
Botulinum Toxin Type A (2,619,739 procedures);
Hyaluronic acid (1,206,186 procedures);
Laser hair removal (919,802 procedures); Microdermabrasion (499,427 procedures);
IPL laser treatment (439,161 procedures).

10 Billion:  The amount Americans spent on cosmetic procedures in 2011. Of that total $6.2 billion was spent on surgical procedures; $1.7 billion was spent on injectable procedures; $1.6 billion was spent on skin rejuvenation procedures; and over $360 million was spent on other nonsurgical procedures, including laser hair removal and laser treatment of leg veins.