The official 2011 statistics of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States were just released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Although not a traditional indicator of the state of the economy, just as unemployment rates and the stock market saw improvement in 2011, so did the numbers of cosmetic surgery cases performed in the United States. Nearly 14 million procedures were performed last year, up 5% from the year before.
The top 5 procedures performed in 2011 were:
- Breast augmentation (307,000 procedures)
- Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping; 244,000 procedures)
- Liposuction (205,000 procedures)
- Eyelid surgery (196,000 procedures)
- Facelift (119,000 procedures)
Minimally invasive procedures also saw an increase in 2011, up 6 percent. The most commonly performed minimally invasive procedures were Botulinum type A toxin injections (e.g. Botox, Dysport, etc.), soft tissue fillers (e.g. Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, etc.), chemical peel, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion.
To view the 2011 National Clearinghouse of Plastic Surgery Statistics report, visit www.plasticsurgery.org/2011-statistics. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sam Jejurikar, contact the office at 214-827-2814.