Plastic Surgery Trends from 2013 [ASPS Infographic]

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  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has recently released an infographic on last year’s national plastic surgery statistics. The infographic reveals a wealth of information regarding the many enthusiasts who wished to see the plastic surgery before and after results for themselves. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the infographic’s noteworthy statistics from last year:

plastic surgery inforgraphic statistics 2013

Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Numbers are up from 2012

The ASPS statistics show a 3 percent increase in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, showcasing a considerable interest in individuals committing to taking the next step to enhance their appearance. Plastic surgeon specialists believe this increase to be caused by major advances in plastic surgery technology which have impacted the procedures in a positive way.

Breast Augmentation Took the Number One Spot in Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

Nearly three hundred thousand breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2013, up one percent from the previous year. That’s a whopping 37% increase from the year 2000! At number three was eyelid surgery at over two hundred thousand procedures, up six percent from last year; these patients could truly see the plastic surgery before and after benefits firsthand.

Facial plastic surgery occupied the fifth cosmetic surgery spot with over a hundred thousand facelift procedures undergone throughout the year—a six percent increase from 2012.

Botox® and Dysport® Continue to be among the Nation’s Most Popular Cosmetic Treatments

The ASPS reports that botulinum toxin type A injections went up to 6.3 million injections in 2013—that’s a three percent increase from 2012, and a seven hundred percent increase since 2000! This greatly contributed to the rise of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed last year.

The Future of Plastic Surgery

We can clearly see that after this statistics before and after, plastic surgery has truly come a long way, and will likely continue to go far in the years to come. If you think you’re ready to join the next wave of enthusiasts, contact us today to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon.


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