More people are choosing to undergo plastic surgery, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Approximately 17.1 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in 2016, a 3 percent increase from the year before. In this blog post, trusted plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles breaks down the statistics and findings.
Top 5 Surgical Procedures
Of the 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2016, the top five were:
Breast augmentation: 290,467 total, 4 percent increase from 2015
Liposuction: 235,237 total, 6 percent increase from 2015
Rhinoplasty: 223,018 total, 2 percent increase from 2015
Eyelid surgery: 209,020 total, 2 percent increase from 2015
Facelift: 131,106 total, 4 percent increase from 2015
Top 5 Minimally Invasive Procedures
A total of 15.5 minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in 2016. The most popular were:
Botox: 7 million total, 4 percent increase from 2015
Dermal fillers: 2.6 million total, 2 percent increase from 2015
Chemical peels: 1.36 million total, 4 percent increase from 2015
Laser hair removal: 1.1 million total, 1 percent decrease from 2015
Microdermabrasion: 775,000 total, 3 percent decrease from 2015
Fat Grafting on the Rise
According to the ASPS’ findings, more patients are opting for fat transfer over implants and dermal fillers to enhance their appearance.
“Plastic surgeons harvest a patient’s unwanted fat from their abdomen using liposuction and then inject it to lift and rejuvenate other areas such as the face, buttock and even the breast,” said ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD. “Because the material injected is the patient’s own fat the results typically last longer than fillers.”
Breast augmentation using fat grafting, a procedure Dr. Margoles specializes in, experienced the highest surge among fat grafting procedures, with a 72 percent increase from the previous year.
What Are Your Cosmetic Needs?
If reading about the latest trends in plastic surgery has inspired you to seek cosmetic enhancement, please contact Dr. Margoles. The trusted Greenwich plastic surgeon has helped countless patients achieve their aesthetic needs and goals through surgical and non-surgical treatment. To learn about your plastic surgery options, please schedule a consultation by calling (203) 869-2939 today.