The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released its annual procedural statistics, outlining the rate at which cosmetic surgery is increasing. The report showed that in 2013, 15.1 million cosmetic procedures, both minimally invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States. That’s a three percent increase over the previous year’s annual procedural statistics.
What’s behind this growth? Several factors, such as new products and advancements in technology, could be behind the continuous growth of cosmetic procedures. In 2013, for example, the FDA approved a number of new plastic surgery devices, including silicone gel breast implants and a facial filler designed to treat mid-face volume loss.
When the American Society of Plastic Surgeons President, Robert X. Murphy, MD, was asked about the years statistics, he reported, “The demand for plastic surgery remains strong, with our statistics showing increases in both cosmetic surgical and minimally invasive procedures. Facial rejuvenation procedures were especially robust last year, with more Americans opting for facelifts, forehead lifts, eyelid surgery, fillers and peels. With new devices and products hitting the market each year, there are more options and choices available to consumers wanting to refresh their look or [receive]a little nip and tuck.”
Curious as to what everyone is having done? The top five surgical procedures were breast augmentation, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), liposuction and facelifts. Popular minimally invasive treatments included Botox, chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion. The neck lift procedure also saw a 6% growth from the previous year.
To find out more information on Orlando cosmetic surgery or non-surgical ways to slow the effects of aging, speak with Dr. George Pope and his team about setting up a consultation today. At Pope Plastic Surgery, our patients are our top priority. We pride ourselves on providing first-class cosmetic services to the Central Florida community.