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Cosmetic Surgery Jumps 9% Last Year

Breast Augmentation, Liposuction top list of most popular cosmetic surgical procedures

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Plastic surgery procedures increased almost 9% last year compared to 2009, according to the 2010 annual cosmetic surgery statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Breast augmentation was the most popular surgical procedure for the third year in a row. The top nonsurgical procedure was Botulinum Toxin Type A, which includes BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport.

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery procedures

According to the Aesthetic Society, more than 1.6 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2010. The Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery procedures all showed increases compared to 2009:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Breast reduction

Top Cosmetic Nonsurgical procedures

More than 7.7 million Cosmetic Nonsurgical procedures were performed last year, the report said. BOTOX Cosmetic, Dyport and other injectables topped the list, following by laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels. The popularity of injectables has risen more than 500% since 1997, the first year the ASAPS began collecting stats.

Birmingham, Alabama Plastic Surgeon Dr. William Hedden is a member of the Aesthetic Society, which is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted to aesthetic plastic surgery. Please call 205-980-1744 or contact our Cosmetic Surgery practice online today to learn more about the full range of both surgical and minimally-invasive procedures at the Birmingham-Hoover area offices, outpatient surgery center and spa of Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery and Spa Greystone.

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