The Latest Stats On Plastic Surgery Are Here

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons have just dropped a whole lot of statistics around plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures that we find pretty interesting – everything from the growth in treatment numbers since the year 2000, to the most popular treatments of last year. Some results may surprise you, others, perhaps not so much (hint – the most popular non-surgical treatment, of course, hasn’t changed).

Either way, it’s always helpful to know how your clientele ‘ticks’ and where demand is growing and declining. Chances are, these stats mirror your own experience in your business, and if they don’t, the overall trend may sooner or later catch up with you.

  • The overall number of cosmetic procedures from 2016 to 2017 increased by 2%
  • 2016 to 2017 saw an 11% increase in breast reductions – comparatively, the previous year saw a decrease in the treatment
  • Of the 15.7 million minimally-invasive procedures in America last year, the most popular were Botox, soft tissue fillers and chemical peels
  • Of 1.8 million surgical procedures, breast augmentation, liposuction and nose reshaping made top of the list
  • Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have now increased by almost 200% since 2000

Top five cosmetic surgical procedures:

  1. Breast augmentation (300,378 procedures, up 3%)
  2. Liposuction (246,354 procedures, up 5%)
  3. Nose reshaping (218,924 procedures, down 2%)
  4. Eyelid surgery (209,571 procedures, approximately the same as 2016)
  5. Tummy tuck (129,753 procedures, up 2%)

Top five cosmetic minimally invasive procedures:

  1. Botulinum Toxin Type A (7.23 million procedures, up 2%)
  2. Soft Tissue Fillers (2.69 million procedures, up 3%)
  3. Chemical Peel (1.37 million procedures, up 1%)
  4. Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, down 2%)
  5. Microdermabrasion (740,287 procedures, down 4%)