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2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics

Surge in sculpting procedures reveals body enhancement trends

New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that nearly a quarter million more cosmetic procedures were performed in 2018 than the previous year. According to the ASPS annual plastic surgery statistics report, more than 17.7 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2018, a number that has risen steadily over the past five years.

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical & Minimally-Invasive Procedures

Of the more than 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2018, the top 5 were:

  • Breast augmentation (313,735 procedures)
  • Liposuction (258,558)
  • Nose reshaping (213,780)
  • Eyelid surgery (206,529)
  • Tummy tuck (130,081)

Among the 15.9 million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2018, the top 5 were:

  • Botulinum Toxin Type A (7.44 million procedures)
  • Soft Tissue Fillers (2.68 million)
  • Chemical Peel (1.38 million)
  • Laser hair removal (1.1 million)
  • Microdermabrasion (709,413)

Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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