The plastic surgery industry is currently experiencing unprecedented growth. In the United States alone, approximately 8.7 million plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2000. This was a 33% increase from 2002, and a 293% increase from 1997! Of the plastic surgery procedures performed in 2003, 80% were minimally invasive non-surgical procedures (an increase of 43% from 2002), and 20% were surgical procedures (an increase of 5% from 2002).
The following outlines some interesting plastic surgery statistics:
8.7 million plastic surgery procedures in 2003 (33% increase from 2002)
1.7 million were surgical procedures (5% increase from 2002)
7.0 million were non-surgical procedures (43% increase from 2002)
For surgical procedures, the most popular in 2003 were: nose reshaping (356,664 performed), liposuction (320,022 performed), breast augmentation (254,140 performed), eyelid surgery (246,633 performed), and facelift (128,667 performed).
For non-surgical procedures, the most popular in 2003 were: botox injections (2,891,390 performed), chemical peel (995,238 performed), microdermabrasion (935,984 performed) laser hair removal (623,297 performed), and collagen injections (576,255 performed). Eighty six percent of cosmetic surgery patients are women, while the remaining 13% are men. For women, the most popular surgical procedures performed were liposuction, with a 25% increase from 2002, and breast augmentation with a 7% increase in the same year. Forty-five percent of patients were within the 35-50 year old age. Surprisingly enough, 50% of cosmetic surgery procedures were performed on repeat patients, and about 33% of patients had multiple procedures done in one session. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) calculated that cosmetic procedures on women in 2003 increased 16% in one year, and comparable data on men showed an increase of 32%.
Nowadays, it seems as if the world would not be able to function without plastic surgery. The statistics shown above are ridiculously high. So many people invest their money into plastic surgery that not only does plastic surgery rank as one of the top surgical procedures in the medical field, but has also grown to become a seven billion dollar industry! For more information on the statistics of plastic surgery, visit www.cosmeticplasticsurgerystatistics.com