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While the number of cosmetic surgical procedures and reconstructive procedures had erratic growth, cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures saw growth in all top five procedures and had the largest gain in 2012.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 14.6 million cosmetic procedures and 5.6 million reconstructive procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2012. That’s a 5% increase in cosmetic procedures a 1% increase in reconstructive procedures from 2011.
The number of breast augmentations (286,000) remains as the top cosmetic surgical procedure and has been since 2006, but there was an overall 7% decrease in the number of procedures compared to 2011. Liposuction (202,000) also saw a 1% decrease.
Although nose reshaping (243,000) saw no change in 2012, both eyelid surgery and facelifts increased by 4% and 6% respectively.
Interestingly, all of the top 5 cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increased in popularity.
- BOTOX ® Botulinum toxin type A (6.1 million) up 8%
- Soft tissue fillers (2 million) up 5%
- Chemical peels (1.1 million) up 2%
- Laser hair removal (1.1 million) up 4%
- Microdermabrasion (974,000) up 8%
Facial rejuvenation procedures experienced the most growth, as 2012 marked the highest number of botulinum toxin type A injections to date, with 6.1million injections!
Of the top 5 reconstructive procedures, tumor removal is overwhelming the top procedure performed every year with more than 4.2 million procedures in 2012, which is a 1% increase. Also up were hand surgeries (123,000) that increased by 3% and maxillofacial (209,000) surgeries had a 7% increase. Both laceration repair and scar revision surgeries decreased in 2012.
Honorable Mention Surgical Procedures
Although these cosmetic surgical procedures are not among the top 5, they had notable increases worth mentioning.
- Male breast reduction (gynecomastia) – up 5%
- Hair transplantation – up 4%
- Upper armlifts – up 3% (and up a whopping 4,473% since 2000!)
Accent MD in Gainesville provides many of the procedures listed above.
Our full-service aesthetic treatment center provides a wide-range of non-invasive and minimally-invasive solutions to enhance your skin, hair and facial appearance. If you are considering having any of these procedures, please contact us for more information or schedule an appointment.