According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) almost 10 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2009.
Despite the recession patients nationwide spent almost $10.5 billion on cosmetic procedures; $6 billion was for surgical procedures, and $4.5 billion was for nonsurgical procedures.
Patients performed surgical and non-surgical procedures. The most frequently performed nonsurgical procedure was injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) and the most popular surgical procedure was breast augmentation.
The top 5 surgical procedures were Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Blepharoplasty, Tummy Tuck, and Facelift.
The top non-surgical procedures were Botox, Hyaluronic Acid, Laser Hair Removal, Microdermabrasion, and Chemical Peels.
Los Angeles plastic surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, at The Keyes Surgery Center saw that many patients opted for Botox. The Botox injectable has grown to a customer base of over 2 million per year as women return for their anti-wrinkle treatments. Using a refined and diluted neurotoxin, Botox relaxes the muscles, nearly erasing fine lines. Improving the bust line is still a popular procedure. Women have more choices than ever before, with new techniques resulting in better feeling, more natural implants and quicker healing.
Some say that repeat patients and those putting off surgery are likely the reason for the small growth in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Fear of job loss is a major reason people are putting off their surgeries as well.
Surprisingly the number of surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed on men had an increase of 9 percent from the previous year. Nonsurgical procedures increased 11 percent, while surgical decreased 3 percent. The top five cosmetic surgical procedures for men were Liposuction, followed by Rhinoplasty, Eyelid Surgery, Male Breast Reduction, and Hair Transplantation. The top five nonsurgical procedures were Botox, Laser hair removal, Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm, Restylane), Microdermabrasion, Laser Skin Resurfacing.
Age group also had an impact on what cosmetic procedures were performed. The frequency of liposuction of people 35-50 was 4.4 million while Botox was the top nonsurgical in that age group. Breast augmentation was 2.0 million for people ages 19-34, and laser hair removal was the top nonsurgical procedure.
Over fifty-eight percent (58 percent) of cosmetic procedures in 2009 were performed in office-based facilities; 23 percent in freestanding surgicenters, like the one at The Keyes Surgery Center; and 18 percent in hospitals.
Surgical procedures have increased by 50% since 1997, while non-surgical procedures grew 231%. Cosmetic-surgery associations recommend that consumers seek out procedures that are conducted under the supervision of a board-certified physician.
The ASAPS survey consisted of 928 board-certified physicians (410 Plastic Surgeons, 347 Dermatologists, and 171 Otolaryngologists)
You can check out the ASAPS statistics by clicking herer
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The Keyes Surgery Center, owned and operated by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, is located on the Sunset strip in trendy West Hollywood and bordering Beverly Hills, is one of the most comprehensive, state of the art surgery centers of its kind. The Keyes Surgery Center was designed to offer clients comfort, convenience and privacy. They specialize in the most current technology available for rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, facelift, body contouring, and other cosmetic procedures. Their most popular procedure is rhinoplasty. This highly successful practice spans more than two decades. Dr. Keyes is President of the California and Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons.