Cosmetic Surgery Continues To Rise in Popularity

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released the cosmetic surgery statistics for 2014. Cosmetic surgery continues to rise in popularity with a 3% increase from 2013 with over 15 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed throughout the year. In addition, 5.8 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent.

“The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as medical advancements are made and technology improves resulting in a wider array of options for patients,” said Scot Glasberg, MD, President of ASPS.

“Today, more than ever, patients are empowered with choices to achieve the results they are seeking. Through open communication and mutual understanding of expectations, patients work closely with their surgeon to determine the procedures most appropriate for them to achieve their optimal outcomes.”

Minimally invasive procedures increased by 4% with over 13 million procedures in 2014. The top 5 procedures were:

1) Botox  – 6% increase from 2013

2) Soft Tissue Fillers – 3% increase from 2013

3) Chemical Peel – 7% increase from 2013

4) Laser Hair Removal – 3% increase from 2013

5) Microdermabrasion – down 9% from 2013

“Subtlety has been the keyword I’ve heard from patients over the past year,” says Dr. Glasberg. “Minimally invasive procedures typically produce subtle aesthetic results and for many people, that is all they want or need at the time.”

Surgical procedures rose just 1 percent in 2014 with nearly 1.7 million procedures performed. The top 5 surgical procedures were:

1) Breast Augmentation – 1% decrease from 2013

2) Rhinoplasty – 2% decrease from 2013

3) Liposuction – 5% increase from 2013

4) Eyelid Surgery – 4% decrease from 2013

5) Facelift – 4% decrease from 2013

The 2014 report from ASPS shows a continued increase in the number of men having plastic surgery.

“Male plastic surgery rates have significantly increased since 2000 and the notion that cosmetic procedures are just for women no longer exists,” said Dr. Glasberg. “Men are seeking to regain a more youthful look, improve their self-image and feel better about their appearance. It is great that plastic surgeons have procedures to meet and often exceed their expectations.

For more information and a full report from the American Society of Plastic Surgery, visit





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