Almost 10 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2009, according to statistics released last week by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
The ASAPS has collected multispecialty procedural statistics since 1997, and reports that the overall number of cosmetic procedures has increased 147% since the tracking of the statistics first began.
The most frequently performed nonsurgical procedure was injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A (including Botox and Dysport) and the most popular surgical procedure was breast augmentation.
|Top cosmetic procedures for MEN:|
|Surgical||# procedures||Nonsurgical||# procedures|
|Liposuction||40,519||Botulinum Toxin Type A
|Rhinoplasty||32,661||Laser hair removal||166,035|
|Eyelid Surgery||25,004||Hyaluronic Acid
|Male breast reduction||16,801||Microdermabrasion||56,912|
|Hair transplantation||13,064||Laser Skin Resurfacing||48,980|
|Men had 9 percent of cosmetic procedures. The number of procedures (surgical and nonsurgical) performed on men was more than 900,000 an increase of 9 percent from the previous year. Surgical procedures decreased 3 percent; nonsurgical procedures increased 11 percent. Since 1997, surgical procedures have decreased 18 percent while nonsurgical procedures have increased 290 percent.|
|Frequency of cosmetic procedures by AGE GROUP:|
|% of total||Age||# procedures||Top surgical procedure||Top nonsurgical procedure|
|45%||35-50||4.4 million||Liposuction||Botulinum Toxin Type A|
|27%||51-64||2.6 million||Eyelid Surgery||Botulinum Toxin Type A|
|20%||19-34||2.0 million||Breast augmentation||Laser Hair Removal|
|7%||65 and over||607,054||Eyelid Surgery||Botulinum Toxin Type A|
|2%||18 and under||203,308||Rhinoplasty||Laser Hair Removal|