Welcome to “The Blog Spot”. We will touch on some of the latest information in the plastic surgery, aesthetic and cosmetic world. If there are topics of interest, please drop us an email, and we will address those topics in a later post. The hope is that you will find these topics interesting, occasionally humorous and always informative.
The new plastic surgery statistics for 2013 are in—as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2013, there were over 15 million cosmetic procedures performed in the United States by board certified plastic surgeons. This includes both minimally invasive as well as surgical procedures—it marks the fourth consecutive year of growth.
The number one surgical procedure was breast augmentation. This is of little surprise—especially here in South Florida. The next most popular procedures were rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), blepharoplasty (eyelids), liposuction and facelifts. The procedure that showed the largest growth was buttock augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift), which increased over 16% from 2012 to 2013.
While facelifts, forehead lifts, neck lifts and eyelid surgeries all showed increased numbers over 2012, the facial rejuvenation procedures were led by the minimally invasive injectables. Once again, Botulinum Type A (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) was the number one procedure performed overall. This wrinkle reduction therapy had over six million procedures performed in 2013. This is over a 700% increase since the year 2000. Too bad the stock market hasn’t shown the same increase!
The soft tissue fillers (Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, ArteFill®), which are used to increase volume, smooth lines and wrinkles and improve contours, were the next most popular treatment type with 2.2 million procedures. That was an increase of 13% over 2012 and a whopping 243% increase since 2000.
As you can see, the 2013 statistics showed a healthy growth in both surgical and injectable procedures. The demand for plastic surgery remains strong. With new products hitting the market each year, there are more options for patients to refresh their look or go for that nip and tuck they have always desired.