25 March 2019
Data just released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that there were nearly a quarter million more cosmetic procedures performed in 2018 than the previous year.
The statistics from the ASPS annual plastic surgery statistics report also reveal a rise in new trends in body-shaping procedures, with a spike in non-invasive fat reduction.
There were more than 17.7 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2018, a number that has risen steadily over the past five years. Among the 15.9 million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2018, the top 5 were:
Botulinum Toxin Type A (7.44 million procedures, up 3 percent from 2017)
Soft Tissue Fillers (2.68 million procedures, up 2 percent from 2017)
Chemical Peel (1.38 million procedures, up 1 percent since 2017)
Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, down 1 percent from 2017)
Microdermabrasion (709,413 procedures, down 4% from 2017)
On the surgical front, three of the top five procedures focus on the body, and in 2018, there was an increase in all three. In fact, there were more than 12,000 more liposuction procedures performed in 2018 than in 2017, while breast augmentations increased by four percent. There were also surges in other body-sculpting procedures like buttock augmentations and thigh lifts.