Liposuction is No. 1 in 2011
Almost 9.2 million cosmetic procedures were performed last year, say annual cosmetic surgery stats
The number of cosmetic surgery procedures increased again last year, with Liposuction and Breast Augmentation leading the list of the most popular procedures. Among nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, Botulinum Toxin Type A (BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport) was the top choice, followed by hyaluronic acid (which includes Juvéderm, Restylane and Prevelle Silk). These findings are part of the 15th annual survey from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Nearly 9.2 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2011, according to the report. Surgical procedures accounted for over 1.6 million procedures, while nonsurgical procedures totaled more than 7.5 million.
The Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures in 2011 were:
- Breast Augmentation
- Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
- Breast Lift
The Top 5 Cosmetic Nonsurgical Procedures in 2011 were:
- Botulinum Toxin Type A (Dysport, BOTOX Cosmetic)
- Hyaluronic Acid (injectable dermal fillers)
- Laser Hair Removal
- IPL Laser Treatment
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. All members must meet stringent membership requirements and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.
Birmingham, Alabama Board Certified Plastic Surgeon William J. Hedden, M.D. is a member of both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The Aesthetic Society this year is celebrating 15 years of trustworthy cosmetic surgery statistics. Click here for the full report from the 2011 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank.