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Cosmetic Procedures Top 10 Million in 2012

Breast Augmentation, Liposuction head list of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures

Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics 2012

More than 10 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed nationwide in 2012, according to the 16th annual cosmetic surgery statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Breast Augmentation and Liposuction were the top cosmetic surgical procedures. Botulinum Toxin Type A (including BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport) and Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers (including Juvéderm and Restylane) were the most frequently performed nonsurgical procedures.

Cosmetic surgical procedures increased more than 3% in the past year, with almost 1.7 million procedures performed in 2012. Surgery accounted for 17% of all procedures performed and represented 61% of total patient expenditures.

The Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures in 2012 were:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

Silicone breast implants have made a big comeback since they were re-approved in 2006 by the FDA. The new report shows that 72% of breast augmentation procedures in 2012 were performed with silicone gel breast implants and 28% of procedures used saline breast implants. In 2006, silicone gel implants were used in only 19% of procedures, while saline implants were used in 81%.

The most popular nonsurgical procedure was injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A, which includes BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport. Cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increased over 10% in the past year with almost 8.5 million procedures in 2012. Nonsurgical procedures accounted for 83% of the total number of procedures performed and represented 39% of total expenditures.

The Top 5 Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures in 2012 were:

  • Botulinum Toxin Type A
  • Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical Peel

The 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 worldwide adhere to a strict code of ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.

Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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