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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released the latest cosmetic plastic surgery stats today. In 2012. Americans received over 10 million nips, tucks, relaxations and plumps, representing a 10% increase from 2011. Here are the details:

Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Five out of six procedures were non-surgical with the injectables in the lead again in 2012. The relaxers, Botox and Dysport (botulinum toxins), retain the number one position. Plumpers come in number two including the dermal fillers: Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Belotero, Prevelle, Elevess and Radiesse. Laser hair removal secured the number three spot, with microdermabrasion and chemical peels rounding out the top five.

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures

Cosmetic surgery procedures also increased from 2011 to 2012. Breast augmentation remains the number one American cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, followed closely by Liposuction. The other half of the Mommy Makeover, the Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), comes in third. While cosmetic facial plastic surgery procedures, Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) and Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), come in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Top Five Cosmetic Surgeries for Women

The top five cosmetic surgeries for women were:

Top Five Cosmetic Surgeries for Men

The top five cosmetic surgeries for men were:

Real-Self “Worth It” Ratings

For the first time, the ASAPS has included “Worth It” ratings from the popular plastic surgery consumer review web site RealSelf. The non surgical procedures typically receive worth it ratings from 60-70%, while the top five surgical procedures rank higher as follows: Breast Augmentation 93%, Liposuction 74%, Abdominoplasty 95%, Blepharoplasty 77% and Rhinoplasty 82%.

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