The numbers are starting to roll in from the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s (ASAPS) statistical survey of the 2015 calendar year, and it appears that both surgical and nonsurgical procedures are on the rise.
According a media release from ASAPS, the recently released preliminary findings from the survey indicate that surgical procedures are up 7% with 1,912,468 procedures performed, nonsurgical procedures are up 22% with 10,879,909 procedures performed, and combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures are up 20% compared to last year’s data, with a total of 12,792,377 procedures performed.
The results also show a 25% increase in the number of men undergoing male breast reduction for the treatment of gynecomastia.
“Our survey findings paint a clear picture of a healthy aesthetic marketplace, with considerable growth among surgical and nonsurgical procedures alike,” explains ASAPS President James C. Grotting, MD, in the release.
“As techniques and technologies advance, patients have an even wider array of options from noninvasive to invasive, semi-permanent to permanent, and it appears that both doctors and patients are getting accustomed to tailoring procedures to individual patient needs with all of the options at their disposal,” he adds.
ASAPS President-Elect Daniel C. Mills, MD, explains the results further in the release: “When it comes to aesthetic procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical, the trend across the board is subtlety. Ultimately, less is more on every level as patients seek out natural-looking enhancements or tweaks.”
Other trends noted in the survey results include:
• Fat grafting continues to be popular, with nearly 50,000 fat grafting procedures to the face alone in 2015.
• Injectables saw a 21% year-over-year increase from 2014 to 2015.
• More than 20,000 buttock lifts were performed in 2015. However, buttock lifts saw a 32% increase in 2015, indicating an emerging trend toward a lifted and perkier appearance, without necessarily adding more volume.
• There was a 58% increase in nonsurgical skin tightening in 2015.
• Both tattoo and hair removal saw significant increases in 2015 (37% and 39%, respectively)
• Liposuction saw a 16% growth from 2014, with 396,048 procedures performed.
Full statistical data from the 2015 calendar year will be released in March, per the release.
[Source(s): American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PR Newswire]