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
(Botox, Dysport)
Rhinoplasty 32,661 Laser hair removal 166,035
Eyelid Surgery 25,004 Hyaluronic Acid
(Hylaform, Restylane,Juvederm)
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    



[Source: ASAPS]