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Annual Statistics for 2021 Reveal Significant Increases

Aesthetic plastic surgery saw a significant surge for face, breast and body procedures in 2021, according to annual statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Aesthetic body procedures such as tummy tuck, buttock augmentation and liposuction were found to have increased by 63% from the prior year. Breast procedures such as breast Continue Reading

Resuming Exercise Soon After Breast Augmentation Found to Boost Satisfaction

Engaging in exercise shortly after breast augmentation surgery did not increase complications or compromise scar quality in a study reported in the January 2022 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In fact, the study found that patients who resumed exercise after only 1 week reported a Continue Reading

Dr. William Hedden Named Among Best Plastic Surgeons

Newsweek has named William J. Hedden, M.D. one of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons for 2021. A board-certified plastic surgeon who practices in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Hedden has years of experience performing cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for the breasts, body, face and skin. “This recognition was earned by our incredible staff and our shared commitment to Continue Reading

Face Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Most Popular in 2020

‘Zoom Boom’ Causes Upsurge in Demand More people are working at home during the coronavirus pandemic and spending much of their work time on Zoom and other video conferencing apps. Continually seeing their own faces and those of their colleagues on the screen has led to a “Zoom Boom” in demand for cosmetic surgery for Continue Reading

Breast Patients Found to Benefit from Asymmetry Surgery

No two breasts are alike. Nearly all women have breasts that are slightly different from each other. However, some women have more marked differences in the size, shape or position even after breast development is complete, leading to negative effects on their self-image and emotional well-being. For young women with severe breast asymmetry, surgery to Continue Reading

2019 Plastic Surgery Statistics

Breast augmentation tops list of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures Breast augmentation was again the top cosmetic surgical procedure last year and minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures continued their growth, according to the 2019 Plastic Surgery Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Top 10 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures While ASPS anticipates a decrease in Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Plastic Surgery Statistics 2017 Infographic

Breast reduction, buttocks augmentation show increases More than 17.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States last year, according to the 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons presents comprehensive statistics on both surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Minimally invasive procedures totaled 15.7 million in 2017, Continue Reading

Body Shaping, Non-Invasive Procedures Rise in 2017

New Statistics Reveal the Shape of Plastic Surgery The 2017 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 Continue Reading