Plastic surgery is on the rise.
In 2014, there were 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally invasive and surgical, performed in the United States—an increase of 3% since 2013—according to the latest stats from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Breast augmentation was the most popular plastic surgery procedure, and Botox was the No. 1 minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, the new report shows.
There were also 5.8 million reconstructive surgery procedures performed last year, up 1% from 2013.
ASPS: Doing The Butt
Fat grafting for minimally invasive procedures, including Brazilian butt lifts, increased 2% from 2013 to 2014. Buttock implants and lifts are among the fastest-growing procedures of 2014, largely due to such celebrity influences as Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj.
The top surgical procedures performed on patients’ buttocks were:
- Buttock augmentation with fat grafting (11,505 procedures, up 15% from 2013 to 2014)
- Buttock implants (1,863 procedures, up 98% from 2013 to 2014)
- Buttock lift (3,505 procedures, up 44% from 2013 to 2014)
ASPS: Top Five Cosmetic Minimally Invasive and Cosmetic Surgical Procedures
Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures increased 4%, with more than 13.9 million procedures in 2014. The top five minimally invasive procedures were:
- Botulinum Toxin Type A (6.7 million procedures, up 6% from 2013 to 2014)
- Soft Tissue Fillers (2.3 million procedures, up 3% from 2013 to 2014)
- Chemical peel (1.2 million procedures, up 7% from 2013 to 2014)
- Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, up 3% from 2013 to 2014)
- Microdermabrasion (881,905 procedures, down 9% from 2013 to 2014)
ASPS: Top Five Cosmetic Surgical Procedures
Cosmetic surgical procedures rose 1%, to nearly 1.7 million procedures in 2014. The top five surgical procedures were:
- Breast augmentation (286,254 procedures, down 1%)
- Nose reshaping (217,124 procedures, down 2%)
- Liposuction (210,552 procedures, up 5%)
- Eyelid surgery (206,509 procedures, down 4%)
- Facelift (128,266 procedures, down 4%)
Closing the Loop for Breast Cancer Patients
The number of breast reconstruction procedures increased, with more than 102,200 procedures performed in 2014, representing an increase of 7%.
“It’s encouraging to see a significant rise in breast reconstruction rates, because studies show that reconstruction can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life and self-image,” says ASPS president Scot Glasberg, MD, a plastic surgeon in New York City. “But not all breast cancer patients undergo breast reconstruction, in some cases because they are not informed of all of their reconstructive options. In 2012, ASPS launched a multiyear Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign to educate, engage, and empower women to make informed decisions about their healthcare following breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy. Our hope is that these efforts will continue to increase awareness of breast reconstruction options for women due to breast cancer treatment.”
Let’s Hear It for the Men
The number of men having plastic surgery continues on the rise, ASPS reports.
The top male-focused plastic surgery procedures were:
- Pectoral implants (1,054 procedures in 2014 – increased 208% from 2013 to 2014)
- Male breast reductions (26,175 procedures in 2014 – increased 29% since 2000)
About the ASPS Annual Procedural Statistics
ASPS members may report procedural information through the first online national database for plastic surgery procedures, Tracking Operations and Outcome for Plastic Surgeons (TOPS). This data, combined with an annual survey sent to American Board of Medical Specialties’ certified physicians most likely to perform these procedures, results in the most comprehensive census on plastic surgery.