The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures of 2013

Posted March 15, 2014 in Home

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons' 2013 Plastic Surgery Stats are in.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2013 Plastic Surgery Stats are in.

Every year, the American Society of Plastic Surgery releases the Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery statistics. The tallying is complete, and the numbers for 2013 have just been released.

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery is up 2% overall compared to last year. As usual, the most frequently performed Reconstructive Plastic Surgery is tumor removal, including skin cancer. In fact, the numbers are up 5% from last year. So how many were performed? Here is a list of the top five reconstructive procedures:

  • Tumor Removal Including Skin Cancer – 4,426,634 (up 5% since 2012)
  • Laceration Repair (other than facial) – 253,660 (down 13%)
  • Maxillofacial Surgery – 198,531 (down 5%)
  • Scar Revision – 177,317 (up 4%)
  • Hand Surgery – 131,282 (up 6%)

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery was also up in 2013 with an overall increase of 1%. Despite the popularity of the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), the 10,000 Brazilian Butt Lifts performed still ranks 20th. The top six cosmetic plastic surgery procedures remain the same as last year. The procedures are clickable if you are looking for more information:

Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures

Minimally Invasive Procedures are also on the rise with a 3% increase over last year. Here are the top five minimally invasive cosmetic procedures:

San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery

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The Bay Area’s Plastic Surgery numbers reflect the national trends. Our warm Winter weather has kickstarted the body-hugging Spring fashions well ahead of our frozen relatives back East. If you are considering a little body reshaping for Spring, it is not too late to get started. Facial procedures in particular, like eyelid and face lifts, are more frequently done during the Winter months, when we have fewer outdoor activities and the sun is lower in the sky.

If you would like to schedule a Plastic Surgery Consultation, call my San Francisco East Bay Area Office in Walnut Creek, CA today (925) 943-6353. The Internet is a great place to get an idea of what is possible, but an in-person consultation is the best way to learn what will work best for you.