The 2010 Plastic Surgery Statistics are out. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released statistics on America’s consumption of what plastic surgeons had to offer. Here is the recap for 2010:
Americans spent 10.1 billion on 18.4 million plastic surgery procedures last year. Here is how it breaks down:
- 13.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed, up 5% from 2009. This includes:
- 1.6 million cosmetic surgical procedures (up 2%) and
- 11.6 million minimally-invasive procedures (up 5%).
- 5.3 million reconstructive plastic procedures were performed (up 2%).
While teen plastic surgery continues to make headlines, people aged 13-19 had the least plastic procedures (cosmetic and reconstructive) last year, accounting for 2% of the total. The largest age group continues to be 40 to 54 year-olds, who make up 48% of all plastic surgery procedures.
2010 Top 5 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures
- Breast Augmentation 296,000 (up 2%)
- Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) 252,000 (down 1%)
- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) 209,000 (up 3%)
- Liposuction (Lipoplasty or Liposculpture) 203,000 (up 2%)
- Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) 116,000 (up 1%)
2010 Top 5 Cosmetic Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery Procedures
- Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox, Dysport) 5,400,000 (up 12%)
- Soft Tissue FIllers (Dermal Fillers – Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse) 1,800,000 (up 3%)
- Chemical Peel (Glycolic, TCA, Phenol)) 1,100,000 (unchanged)
- Laser Hair Removal 203,000 (up 2%)
- Microdermabrasion 116,000 (up 1%)
2010 Top 5 Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Procedures
- Tumor Removal 4,000,000 (up 2%)
- Laceration Repair 390,000, including 33,000 Dog Bites (up 7%)
- Scar Revision 161,000 (down 6%)
- Hand Surgery 106,000 (down 4%)
- Breast Reconstruction for Breast Cancer 93,000 (up 8%)
If you, or your loved ones, are considering plastic surgery, be certain to consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. All members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are required to be Board Certified. Certification can be easily checked on the American Board of Plastic Surgery web site. Check your Plastic Surgeon’s Certification here. Apologies for how bland the American Board of Plastic Surgery site is. I’ve been trying to get them to rejuvenate the site for years.