Cosmetic Surgery Trends 2010 versus 2009: Quick Facts

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011, 12:15 am

In 2010 13.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed and the demand for plastic surgery rebound by almost 9%. This made a busy year for many doctors and patients, both men and women in the cosmetic world. Below is a recap of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Demographic Trends from 2010 provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Top Five Cosmetic Surgical Procedures for 2010 vs. 2009:

Breast Augmentation (Implants)        296,000 – 2% increase

Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)             252,000 – 1% decrease

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)          209,000 – 3% increase 

Liposuction    (Body Contouring)         203,000 – 2% increase

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)          116,000 – 1% increase

  • Since 2006, Breast Augmentation has ranked to be the top cosmetic surgical procedure.
  • Silicone implants were preferred by 60% of the patients who had breast augmentation, a 10% increase compared to the previous year
  • Patients between the ages of 40 – 54 years old make up the majority 48% of the total cosmetic procedures performed in 2010.
  • In 2010, 91% of cosmetic procedures performed were on females, making men only responsible for 9% of cosmetic statistics.
  • Male cosmetic procedures increased by 2% from 2009 (Click here to find out the Top 5 Plastic Surgical Procedures for Men 2010)
  • Facelifts gained significant growth in 2010 with approximately 113,00 procedures performed. Facelifts have not experienced a growth since before the recession in 2007.
  • Minimally invasive procedures such as Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) continues to be favored by many with an increase of 12% and soft tissue fillers (fat injections) rise 14%!

These are statistics reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Figures may not add exactly to totals and percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding. Statistics with other sources may vary slightly.

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