Body Shaping, Non-Invasive Procedures Rise in 2017
New Statistics Reveal the Shape of Plastic Surgery
The annual plastic surgery report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows continued growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. The statistics also reveal that Americans are turning to new and innovative ways to shape their bodies, as minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures have increased nearly 200% since 2000.
According to the ASPS report, 17.5 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2017, a 2% increase over 2016.
Top 5 cosmetic surgical, minimally-invasive procedures
Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures grew at a slightly higher rate than surgical procedures in 2017. While three of the top-five surgical procedures focused on the body, the top minimally-invasive procedures focused on the face.
Of the nearly 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2017, the top 5 were:
- Breast Augmentation (300,378 procedures)
- Liposuction (246,354)
- Nose Reshaping (218,924)
- Eyelid Surgery (209,571)
- Tummy Tuck (129,753)
Among the 15.7 million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2017, the top 5 were:
- Botulinum Toxin Type A (7.23 million procedures)
- Soft Tissue Fillers (2.69 million)
- Chemical Peel (1.37 million)
- Laser Hair Removal (1.1 million)
- Microdermabrasion (740,287)
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Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons