2006 Cosmetic Surgery Stats
Nearly 11 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures
were performed in the United States in 2006, up 7 percent from 2005.
Surgical cosmetic procedures increased 2 percent,
with more than 1.8 million procedures performed in 2006.
The top five surgical procedures were:
1. breast augmentation (329,000)
2. nose reshaping (307,000)
3. liposuction (303,000)
4. eyelid surgery (233,000)
5. tummy tuck (146,000).
For the first time, breast augmentation is the most
popular surgical procedure since the ASPS began collecting statistics
Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures jumped 8 percent
to more than 9.1 million procedures in 2006.
The top five minimally-invasive procedures were:
1. Botox® (4.1 million)
2. chemical peel (1.1 million)
3. laser hair removal (887,000)
4. microdermabrasion (817,000)
5. hyaluronic acid fillers (778,000).
2005 Cosmetic Surgery Stats
There were nearly 11.5 million surgical and nonsurgical
procedures performed in the United States, as reported by the American
Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Surgical procedures accounted
for nearly 19% of the total with nonsurgical procedures making up
81% of the total.
From 2004-2005, there was a decrease of 4 percent
in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures
showed an increase of 1% with nonsurgical procedures falling by
Women had nearly 10,500,000 of the total cosmetic
procedures performed in 2005 accounting for 91.4 percent of the
total, declining 2 percent from 2004.
Men had 985,000 procedures, approximately 9 percent
of the total, down 15 percent from 2004.
People between the ages of 35 and 50 had the majority
of procedures: 5.3 million and 47 percent of the total. Those between
51 and 64 had 24 percent of the procedures, patientï¿½s
between19 and 34 had 24 percent, those 65 and older had 5 percent
and 18 and under accounted for 1.5 percent.
The most common procedures for those 18 and under
were Laser Hair Removal, Microdermabrasion, Rhinoplasty (Nose reshaping),
Otoplasty (Cosmetic ear surgery) and Chemical Peel.
Racial and ethnic minorities as last year, had approximately
20 percent of all cosmetic procedures; Hispanics: 9 percent, African-Americans:
6 percent, Asians: 4 percent, all other non-Caucasians: 1.3 percent.
The majority of cosmetic procedures were performed
in an office facility, 48 percent, with 28 percent performed in
a free-standing surgi-center and 24 percent performed in a hospital.
Americans spent approximately $12.4 billion on cosmetic
procedures last year.
The top five surgical procedures cosmetic procedures
in 2005 were:
1. Lipoplasty (Liposuction) with 455,489 procedures performed,
down five percent from last year. Interestingly, 21% of these
procedures were ultrasound-assisted Lipoplasty (UAL)
2. Breast Augmentation with 364,610 procedures up nine percent
from 2004. For the first time, we categorized saline vs. silicone
augmentation. 83.4 percent of respondents used the saline device,
16.6 percent the silicone implant.
3. Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) came in third with
231,467 procedures down 20 percent from 2004
4. Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) is the forth most common procedure
with 200,924 procedures performed, an increase of 21 percent over
5. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) reported 169,314 procedures, up
12 percent from 2004.
The top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2005
1. Botox injections at 3,294,782 up 16 percent from 2004
2. Laser hair removal at 1,566,909 up 11 percent from 2004
3. Hyaluronic acids (Hylaform, Restylane) at 1,194,222 up 35
percent from 2004
4. Microdermabrasion is the fourth most popular procedure with
1.023,931 performed in 2005, a decrease of 7 percent over last
5. Chemical peels accounted for 556,172 procedures in 2005,
down 50 percent from 2004.
Source: THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC