9.2 Million Cosmetic Procedures Were Performed In 2011

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If you had a cosmetic procedure last year, you sure aren’t alone. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) just released their statistics stating that the overall number of cosmetic procedures has increased 197 percent since the tracking of the statistics first began in 1997. Almost 9.2 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the America in 2011.

So what did everyone get done? Liposuction was the most common surgical procedure performed, with breast augmentations coming in at a close second. Injections of Botulinum (including Botox and Dysport) were the most popular nonsurgical procedure.

“Growth in demand will likely continue to grow as baby boomers and their offspring begin to explore surgical options,” says Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD, President of ASAPS. “Minimally-invasive procedures such as Botox and soft tissue fillers work to a point. However, as you age and gravity takes over, surgical procedures that lift the skin and reshape the underlying tissues are necessary in order to show significant improvement.”

Women, of course, had the most procedures done, which made up 91 percent of patients. But it is important to note that the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased over 121 percent over the last 14 years.

Overall, Americans spent over $10 billion dollars on cosmetic enhancement. Did you contribute to that number?

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