2011 Plastic Surgery Stats
The numbers are in from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and it looks like 2011 was a good year for surgery and non-surgical treatment as well. Yes, we are facing some hard times in terms of the economy, but it appears that people are still considering aesthetic enhancement regardless. In fact, when you meet with a New Jersey plastic surgeon, he or she will be more than happy to discuss the various options for financing your surgical procedure.
What the Numbers Reveal Broadly
From a sort of broad perspective, these numbers reveal an increase in the number of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic treatments performed. A total of 13.8 cosmetic treatments were performed last year. This was a 5% increase for these treatments over 2010. In addition, 5.5 million reconstructive procedures were performed in 2001; this was also a 5% increase in the number of reconstructive surgery procedures performed over 2010.
New Jersey breast augmentation continued to be the most popular cosmetic surgery, with BOTOX® injections taking the top slot for non-surgical treatment options.
Numbers for Plastic Surgery Procedures
Let’s take a look at the top five plastic surgery procedures performed in 2011, with a little bit of context for the numbers.
· Breast augmentation (307,000 procedures performed, an increase of 4 percent)
· Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) (244,000 procedures performed, a decrease of 3 percent)
· Liposuction (205,000 procedures performed, an increase of 1 percent)
· Eyelid surgery (196,000 procedures performed, a decrease of 6 percent)
· Facelift (119,000 procedures performed, an increase of 5 percent)
This is the first time facelift has made it to the top five, beating out the tummy tuck.
Numbers for Non-Surgical Procedures
Let’s take a look at the top five non-surgical skin care procedures performed in 2011, with a little bit of context for the numbers.
· Botulinum toxin type A/BOTOX® injections (5.7 million procedures performed, an increase of 5 percent)
· Soft tissue fillers (1.9 million procedures performed, an increase of 7 percent)
· Chemical peel (1.1 million procedures performed, a decrease of 3 percent)
· Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures performed, an increase of 15 percent)
· Microdermabrasion (900,000 procedures performed, an increase of 9 percent)
What does this mean for the future of plastic surgery?
These are very good numbers that bode well for the future of plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetics. It seems like there will continue to be an increase in non-surgical treatments, particularly the injections, since those can achieve the effects of a facelift without the potential complications. This is conjecture, of course, though it seems to be an educated guess based on the numbers we’re seeing here.
Learn More About Your Plastic Surgery Options
Plastic surgery can greatly enhance your appearance and improve your overall sense of self. If you would like to learn more about your various aesthetic enhancement options, we encourage you to contact our New Jersey cosmetic surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and discussing your various options for effective aesthetic enhancement.
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Joseph Peter Fodero, MD PA
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Florham Park, NJ 07932