Trends in Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Trends in Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery has become more common for both men and women. There has been an increase in both the variety and quality of face and body procedures. While plastic surgery procedures in general have become more commonplace, certain cosmetic work is more prevalent among patients.
While there are more men opting for cosmetic surgical and non-invasive procedures, women are still receiving the majority of procedures. The 2013 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons lets us know how frequently each gender gets which procedure.
Top Procedures for Women
For women, breast augmentations top 2013 as the most common cosmetic surgical procedure. There were 290,000 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2013. Breast augmentation has been the top cosmetic surgical procedure since 2006, and is up 1% from 2012. The next most common cosmetic surgical procedures in 2013 were eyelid surgery (up 6% to 185,000), liposuction (down 2% to 176,000), rhinoplasty (down 10% to 164,000) and facelifts (up 5% to 121,000).
As for non-invasive cosmetic procedure, Botulinum Toxin Type A (or Botox) once again tops the list with 5.9million, which is a 3% increase from 2012. It is followed by soft tissue fillers (up 13% to 2.1 mil), chemical peels (up 2% to 1.1 mil), laser hair removal (down 4% to 887,000) and microdermabrasion (792,000, with no change from 2012).
Top Procedures for Men
For men, there has been an increase in many popular cosmetic surgical procedures since 2012. Eyelid surgery rose 5% to 30,000. Liposuction rose 3% to 24,000. Breast reduction in men jumped 11% to 23,000 and facelifts saw an increase of 7% to 13,000 in 2013. However, the most common cosmetic surgical procedure for men in 2013 was rhinoplasty at 57,000, which is actually a 7% decrease from 2012.
It was closer to being an even split between increased and reduced numbers of non-invasive procedures for males in 2013. As for female patients, Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) topped the list for male minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures for men with 385,000 (down 1% from 2012). Laser hair removal was down 2% to 191,000. Microdermabrasion was down 2% to 178,000. Chemical peels rose 5 % to 95,000. There were also roughly 95,000 soft tissue fillers, which is 8% more than in 2012.
This Year’s Trends
We don’t know 2014’s top cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures quite yet, but we can see from year’s past that many procedures already mentioned are becoming more common. If you’re in the Phoenix area and want to learn more about any particular procedures, contact Dr. Marouk at the Cosmetic Surgical Art Center.