Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Statistics

Last Updated: December 06, 2012

The following information is mostly gathered from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). It is the only organization with nearly two decades of plastic surgery statistics – 1992-2011. The ASPS is the largest organization of only board-certified plastic surgeons in the world, with more than 7,000 members.

Total Perceptual Change in Procedures 2011 vs. 2010

  • 13.8 million cosmetic procedures, +5%
  • 1.6 million cosmetic surgical procedures, +2%
  • 12.2 million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures, +6%
  • 5.5 million reconstructive procedures, +5%
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The plastic surgery industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented growth of 5%. In 2011 approximately 13.8 million cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures were performed.

2011 Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures Cosmetic Surgical 2011 vs. 2010

The 2011 Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures Cosmetic Surgical 2011 vs. 2010 were;

  1. Breast augmentation 307K vs 296K, +2%
  2. Nose reshaping 244K vs 253, -3%
  3. Liposuction 205K vs 203K, +1%
  4. Eyelid surgery 196K vs 209K, -6%
  5. Facelift 119K vs 113K, +5%

2011 Top 5 Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive 2011 vs. 2010

The 2011 Top 5 Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive 2011 vs. 2010 were;

  1. Botulinum Toxin Type A 5.6 million vs 5.4, +5%
  2. Soft tissue fillers 1.9 million vs 1.8 million, +7%
  3. Chemical peel 1,110,46 vs 1,144,865, -3%
  4. Laser hair removal 1.1 million vs 938K, +15%
  5. Microdermabrasion 900K vs 825K, +9%

2011 Top 5 Reconstructive Procedures Reconstructive 2011 vs. 2010

The 2011 Top 5 Reconstructive Procedures Reconstructive 2011 vs. 2010 were;

  1. Tumor removal 4.2 million vs 4 million, +3%
  2. Laceration repair 303K vs 357K, -15%
  3. Maxillofacial surgery 195K vs 87K, +125%
  4. Scar revision 175K vs 160K, +9%
  5. Hand surgery 120K vs 106K, +6%

2011 Quick Facts

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Demographic Trends

Age

People age 13-19 had the least number of cosmetic procedures last year, only 2% of the total. Some of the most common procedures for teens were: nose reshaping, male breast reduction, ear surgery, laser hair removal, laser treatment of leg veins, and laser skin resurfacing.

20-29 year olds 2011 vs. 2010

  • 794,000 total cosmetic procedures, +2%
  • 253,000 surgical, no change
  • 541,000 minimally-invasive, +9%

30-39 year olds 2011 vs. 2010

  • 2.5 million total cosmetic procedures, +4%
  • 364,000 surgical, +1%
  • 2.1 million minimally-invasive, +6%

40-54 year olds 2011 vs. 2010

Make up the majority of cosmetic procedures, an impressive 48% of the total.

  • 6.4 million total cosmetic procedures, +6%
  • 525,000 surgical, +2%
  • 5.5 million minimally-invasive Ç 6%
  • 55 and over 2011 vs. 2010

  • 3.4 million total cosmetic procedures, +5%
  • 360,000 surgical, +3%
  • 3.1 million minimally-invasive, +5%
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40-54 year olds make up the majority of all cosmetic surgery procedures, an impressive 48% of the total, in comparison to 13-19 year olds who had the least number of procedures last year, only 2% of the total.

Gender

Female 2011 vs. 2010

Women constituted 91% of all cosmetic procedures

  • 12.1 million cosmetic procedures, +5%
  • 1.4 million surgical, +2%
  • 10.7 million minimally-invasive, +6%

Male 2011 vs. 2010

Only 9% of all cosmetic procedures were performed on men

  • 1.2 million cosmetic procedures, +6%
  • 204,000 surgical, +1%
  • 990,000 minimally-invasive, +8%

Ethnic 2011 vs. 2010

  • Caucasians, +4%
  • Hispanics, +8%
  • African Americans, +6%
  • Asians, +6%

Did you know?

  • Business from repeat patients increased 8%
  • $10.4 billion spent on cosmetic procedures in the U.S., up 2.95%
  • Office-based cosmetic procedures are up 5%
  • Region with the most cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. is Mountain/Pacific – 3.9 million procedures

2011 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Trends, ASPS Member Surgeon Data Only

Cosmetic Surgical Procedures from 2000 to 2011

COSMETIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES 2011 2010 2000 % CHANGE 2011 vs. 2010 % CHANGE 2011 vs. 2000
Breast augmentation (Augmentation mammaplasty) 307,180 296,203 212,500 4% 45%
Breast implant removals (Augmentation patients only) 22,271 21,714 40,787 3% -45%
Breast lift (Mastopexy) 90,679 89,931 52,836 1% 72%
Breast reduction in men (Gynecomastia) 19,766 18,280 20,351 8% -3%
Buttock implants 1,149 806 * 43% *
Buttock lift 4,546 3,289 1,356 38% 235%
Calf augmentation 405 418 * -3% *
Cheek implant (Malar augmentation) 11,996 8,158 10,427 47% 15%
Chin augmentation (Mentoplasty) 20,680 12,077 26,924 71% -23%
Dermabrasion 73,433 68,636 42,218 7% 74%
Ear surgery (Otoplasty) 26.433 29,828 36,295 -11% -27%
Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) 196,286 208,764 327,514 -6% -40%
Facelift (Rhytidectomy) 119,026 112,955 133,856 5% -11%
Forehead lift 46,931 42,433 120,971 11% -61%
Hair transplantation 15,754 18,996 44,694 -17% -65%
Lip augmentation (other than injectable materials) 25,477 17,143 18,589 49% 37
Liposuction 204,702 203,106 354,015 1% -42%
Lower body lift 7,615 9,625 207 -21% 3,579%
Nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty, including septoplasty) 243,772 252,261 389,155 -3% -37%
Pectoral implants 317 222 * 43% *
Thigh lift 9,761 9,234 5,303 6% 84%
Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) 115,902 116,352 62,713 0% 85%
Upper arm lift 14,998 15,183 338 -1% 4,337%
TOTAL COSMETIC PROCEDURES 1,579,079 1,555,614 1,901,049 2% -17%

Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures from 2000 to 2011

COSMETIC MINIMALLY-INVASIVE PROCEDURES 2011 2010 2000 % CHANGE 2011 vs. 2010 % CHANGE 2011 vs. 2000
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®, Dysport®)*** 5,670,788 5,379,360 786,911 5% 621%
Cellulite treatment (Velosmooth®, Endermology) 37,916 31,227 23,952 21% 58%
Chemical peel 1,110,464 1,144,865 1,149,457 -3% -3%
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment 501,577 459,529 * 9% *
Laser hair removal 1,078,612 937,602 735,996 15% 47%
Laser skin resurfacing 466,238 426,695 170,951 9% 173%
Ablative 4134,982 113,368 * 19% *
Non-ablative (Fraxel®, etc.) 331,256 313,327 * 6% *
Laser treatment of leg veins 237,052 218,393 245,424 9% -3%
Microdermabrasion 900,439 824,706 868,315 9% 4%
Sclerotherapy 355,403 365,744 866,555 -3% -59%
Soft Tissue Fillers 1,891,158 1,773,328 652,885 7% 190%
Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse®) 286,179 209,973 * 36% *
Collagen 72,300 160,000 587,615 -55% -88%
Porcine/bovine-based (Evolence®, Zyderm®, Zyplast®) 13,734 27,919 * -51% *
Human-based (Cosmoderm®, Cosmoplast®, Cymetra®) 58,566 132,081 * -56% *
Fat 68,410 57,643 65,270 19% 5%
Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm Ultra®, Juvederm Ultra Plus®, Perlane®, Prevelle Silk®, Restylane®) 1,303,656 1,201,368 * 9% *
Polylactic acid (Sculptra®) 143,777 120,194 * 20% *
Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (Artefi ll®) 16,836 24,150 * -30% *
TOTAL COSMETIC MINIMALLY-INVASIVE PROCEDURES 12,249,647 11,561,449 5,500,446 6% 123%

Total Cosmetic & Minimally-Invasive Procedures from 2000 to 2011

TOTAL COSMETIC & MINIMALLY-INVASIVE PROCEDURES 2011 2010 2000 % CHANGE 2011 vs. 2010 % CHANGE 2011 vs. 2000
COSMETIC & MINIMALLY-INVASIVE PROCEDURES 13,828,726 13,117,063 7,401,495 5% 87%

References

Reference; The American Board of Plastic Surgery®. © ASPS, 2013

All values are projected.
* Data unavailable in prior year.
***Botulinum Toxin Type A numbers are of anatomic sites injected.

ASPS Member Only Procedural Statistics represent procedures performed by ASPS
Member Surgeons certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery®. © ASPS, 2013

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