ASPS Reports Increase in Cosmetic Surgery During 2013
It’s getting quite obvious that February and March are the months that the main Cosmetic/Reconstructive/Plastic Surgery organizations present their stats for the previous year (2013). A few weeks ago we had the first stats from England, from BAAPS! Yesterday we had the first ASAPS announcements while today we received the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) report regarding cosmetic surgery trends for 2013!
In agreement with the general trends in cosmetic/plastic surgery, ASPS reports a boost in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The increase for cosmetic surgery was at 3% while for reconstructive surgery was at 2%. Including minimally invasive and surgical procedures, the total number of cosmetic procedures was at 15.1 million while for reconstructive surgery at 5.7 million!
ASPS members claim that the reason behind this upward trend is the introduction of new products/procedures like new breast implants, fillers and plastic surgery devices (FDA approved many of them during the last year). ASPS president, R.X. Murphy states: “The demand for plastic surgery remains strong, with our statistics showing increases in both cosmetic surgical and minimally-invasive procedures,” and adds “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 a little nip and tuck.”
Cosmetic Surgery Stats
According to ASPS stats the increase in minimally invasive procedures was at 3% (reaching 13.4 million procedures during 2103) and the most popular minimally-invasive procedures were: Botulinum toxin type A (like Botox and Dysport), Soft Tissue Fillers (like Juvederm, Sculptra, Radiesse and Restylane etc) and Chemical Peels! As for the most popular surgical procedures, breast augmentation comes first, followed by nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, liposuction and facelift! All of these five procedures show an increase on demand during 2013! As for the procedures that enjoyed huge popularity for first time were buttock augmentation (had a 16% increase) and neck lifts (had a 6% increase)! This comes in total agreement with ASAPS report’s on buttock augmentation!
Reconstructive Surgery Stats
As for the reconstructive procedures there was a 2% increase during 2013 while the most popular procedure was Tumor Removal, followed by Laceration Reparit and Maxillofacial Surgery!
If you want to get a complete list of the ASPS stats for 2013, click here and stay tuned for more statistics