Several notable trends emerged this year from the annual statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) last month: Breast augmentation with fat is up by 72%. Labiaplasty continues to grow in popularity. And the facelift has made a comeback into the top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2016.
ASPS released their 2016 statistics March 1, 2017, showing member plastic surgeons reportedly performed 17.1 million cosmetic procedures — from surgery to noninvasive — in the U.S., up 3% from 2015.
All About Fat
Minimally invasive fat injections rose 13% from 2015 to last year, while fat grafting to augment the buttocks increased 26% and fat transfer to increase breast size shot up 72%, according to an ASPS press release.
The popularity of injection-based Kybella (Allergan) increased 18% from the ASPS’ 2015 statistics. And non-invasive fat reduction procedures, such as CoolSculpting (Zeltiq) and Liposonix (Valeant Pharmaceuticals), increased 5%. Liposuction remains among the top cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. But while demand for liposuction was up 6% from 2015, and liposuction was the number two in the top five cosmetic surgeries, liposuction numbers are down 34% since 2000.