Plastic Surgery and Cosmetology in the United States in 2011: Statistics of ASPS

Plastic Surgery StatisticAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released its own statistics on the number of carried out plastic and reconstructive operations and cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2011.

According to the Company, the total amount of aesthetic procedures (It includes both plastic and cosmetology) over the past year increased by 5% to 13.8 million. Reconstructive Surgery also added 5% – up to 5.5 million.

ASPS President Malcolm Roth explained such dynamics as a general improvement of economic situation in the country.

“The confidence of citizens in the future has grown substantially – it is no wonder that increased investment in their own presentation look,” – he said.

The number of plastic surgery has increased by 2% to 1.57 million. At the same time, in contrast to recently published British statistics, the dynamics of the popularity of individual operations was more heterogeneous.

The most popular plastic surgeries in the United States (statistics ASPS, 2011)

Position Surgery A total of % increase about 2010 % of total
1 Breast Augmentation 307 000 4% 19.4%
2 Rhinoplasty 244 000 -3% 15.4%
3 Liposuction 205 000 1% 12.9%
4 Blepharoplasty 196 000 -6% 12.4%
5 Face Lifting 119 000 5% 7.5%
Total amount of operations: 1 579 079

In the top 5 the most popular operations for the first time since 2004 got a face lifting. In addition, a significant increase has shown the plastic of the chin in men (71% to 21 thousand) and an increase the lips (49% to 25 thousand).

Cosmetological procedures has added at once 6% to 12.24 million. In fact, it is through that total statistics has shown such a marked increase.

The most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States (statistics ASPS, 2011)

Position Surgery A total of % increase about 2010 % of total
1 BOTOX 5.7 million 5% 46.7%
2 Contour Correction 1.9 7% 15.6%
3 Chemical peeling 1.1 -3% 9%
4 Laser Epilation 1.1 15% 9%
5 Microdermabrasion 0.9 9% 7.4%
Total amount of operations: 12 249 647

In the segment of contour correction the most noticeable increase in the number of procedures with using of calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse filler) – 36% to 286 thousand. Lipofilling gained 19% – up to 68 thousand, the injection of hyaluronic acid – 9% to 1.3 million.

Compared with the statistics of 2000 the number of carried out plastic surgeries has decreased by 17% (from 1.9 to 1.57 million), while the number of cosmetic procedures has grown more than doubled (from 5.5 to 1.27 million) that fully comply with modern international trends in this industry.