HealthDay News — According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of cosmetic procedures in the United States increased 3% last year from 2015.

According to the report, 1.8 million cosmetic surgeries and 15.5 million minimally invasive procedures were performed in the United States last year.

The most popular surgical procedures were the following: breast augmentation (up 4% from the year before to 290,467 procedures); liposuction (up 6% to 235,237); nose reshaping (up 2% to 223,018); eyelid surgery (up 2% to 209,020); and face-lifts (up 4% to 131,106). 

The top minimally invasive procedures were: botulinum toxin type A injections (up 4% to 7.0 million); soft tissue fillers (up 2% to 2.6 million); chemical peels (up 4% to 1.36 million); laser hair removal (down 1%, to 1.1 million); and microdermabrasion (down 3% to 775,000). The society also reported a 39% increase in labiaplasty, with more than 12,000 operations performed in 2016.

“A decade ago, plastic surgeons might have seen a patient every 7 to 10 years when they needed a major procedure like a face-lift or tummy tuck,” Debra Johnson, MD, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, said in a society news release. “Now patients have ongoing relationships with their plastic surgeons and feel more comfortable discussing all areas of their body that they may be interested in rejuvenating.”

Reference

New Plastic Surgery Statistics Reveal Focus on Face and Fat [press release]. Arlington Heights, IL: American Society of Plastic Surgeons; March 2017.

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