Analysis: 2014 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released its annual report, 2014 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics. Beyond documenting the number of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed within the United States, this report is a great indicator of current (and future) aesthetic standards valued by our society.
Here are some interesting highlights of the report:
- Compared to 2013, the overall demand for cosmetic procedures increased 3% in 2014, with surgical procedures increasing 1% and non-surgical procedures increasing 4%
- Buttock enhancement procedures saw significant gains in 2014, with buttock augmentation via fat transfer increasing 15% and buttock implants increasing 98% compared to 2013.
- The number of men seeking plastic surgery continues to rise. 2014 saw a 208% increase in the use of pectoral implants and a 29% increase in gynecomastia surgery.
Most Popular Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
- Breast Augmentation: 286,000 procedures (down 1% from 2013)
- Rhinoplasty: 217,000 procedures (down 2% from 2013)
- Liposuction: 211,000 procedures (up 5% from 2013)
- Eyelid Surgery: 207,000 procedures (down 4% from 2013)
- Facelift: 128,000 (down 4% from 2013)
Most Popular Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
- Botox: 6.7 million procedures (up 6% from 2013)
- Dermal Fillers: 2.3 million procedures (up 3% from 2013)
- Chemical Peels: 1.25 million procedures (up 7% from 2013)
- Laser Hair Removal: 1.1 million procedures (up 3% from 2013)
- Microdermabrasion: 882,000 procedures (down 9% from 2013)
It is interesting to note that of the five most popular surgical procedures, the only one that increased from 2013 was liposuction (up 5%). On the contrary, of the five most popular non-surgical procedures, all increased from 2013 except microdermabrasion(down 9%).