According to the annual plastic surgery procedural statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive procedures were performed in the United States in 2015—up 2% from 2014.

The specific procedures that patients are choosing also appear to be changing and becoming more diverse, according to a media release from ASPS.

“While more traditional facial procedures and breast augmentations are still among the most popular, we’re seeing much more diversity in the areas of the body patients are choosing to address,” says ASPS President David H. Song, MD, MBA, FACS, in the release.

“Patients have more options than ever, and working closely with their surgeon, they’re able to focus on specific target areas of the body to achieve the look they desire,” he adds.

Per the ASPS data, 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in 2015. The top five procedures were as follows:

  • Breast augmentation (279,143 procedures, down 2% from 2014, up 31% from 2000)
  • Liposuction (222,051 procedures, up 5% from 2014 but down 37% from 2000)
  • Nose reshaping (217,979 procedures, unchanged from 2014, down 44% since 2000)
  • Eyelid surgery (203,934 procedures, down 1% from 2014, down 38% since 2000)
  • Tummy tuck (127,967 procedures, up 9% from 2014 and 104% since 2000)

Surprisingly, per the release, the top five list notes the absence of facelifts for the first time since at least 2000—giving way to tummy tucks.

Among the 14.2 million cosmetic minimally invasive procedures performed in 2015, the top five, according to the release, were:

  • Botulinum Toxin Type A (6.7 million procedures, up 1% from 2014 and 759% since 2000)
  • Soft Tissue Fillers (2.4 million procedures, up 6% from 2014 and 274% since 2000)
  • Chemical Peel (1.3 million procedures, up 5% from 2014 and 14% since 2000)
  • Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, unchanged from 2014, but up 52% since 2000)
  • Microdermabrasion (800,340 procedures, down 9 percent from 2014 and 8 percent since 2000)

Another area of popularity was buttock implants, which according to the release were the fastest-growing type of cosmetic surgery performed in 2015.

The top procedures related to the bottom performed in 2015, per the release, were:

  • Buttock augmentation with fat grafting (14,705 procedures, up 28% from 2014 to 2015)
  • Buttock lift (4,767 procedures, up 36% from 2014 to 2015)
  • Buttock implants (2,540 procedures, up 36% from 2014 to 2015)

When it comes to breast reduction surgery, the statistics note that 68,106 were performed in 2015. However, for the first time, men accounted for more than 40% of the total. Per the release, 27,456 Gynecomastia procedures were performed on men in 2015, representing a 5% increase over 2014 and 35% growth since 2000.

Another statistic related to the breast is breast reconstruction. The ASPS reports that in 2015, the number of reconstruction procedures increased another 4% to more than 106,300—an increase of 35% since 2000.

“That’s encouraging, and we hope to continue to get the word out to all women who are facing breast cancer, so they will be well aware of all their reconstructive options from the outset of diagnosis,” Song says in the release.

For more information, visit American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

[Source(s): American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Science Daily]