Over 17.7 million cosmetic procedures performed in U.S. in 2018
(HealthDay)—More than 17.7 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2018, with an increasing trend seen in body-shaping procedures, according to a report published online March 11 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
The number of surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2018 represents a 2 percent increase from 2017 in total cosmetic procedures. There were 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures in 2018, up 1 percent from 2017. The top five cosmetic procedures were breast augmentation (up 4 percent), liposuction (up 5 percent), rhinoplasty (down 2 percent), eyelid surgery (down 1 percent), and tummy tuck (no change).
Overall, there were 15.9 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2018 (up 2 percent), with the top five being Botulinum toxin type A (up 3 percent), soft tissue fillers (up 2 percent), chemical peel (up 1 percent), laser hair removal (down 1 percent), and microdermabrasion (down 4 percent). The 5.8 million total reconstructive procedures included 4.4 million tumor removals, as well as laceration repair, maxillofacial surgery, scar revision, and hand surgery.
"Board-certified plastic surgeons are on the cutting edge of developing emerging technology and creating the newest advancements in both surgical and non-surgical techniques," Alan Matarasso, M.D., president of the ASPS, said in a statement. "Our board-certified plastic surgeons take into account each patient's specific objective and anatomy to come up with the best course of action to achieve the natural look they want."
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