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11.7 Million Cosmetic Procedures in 2007

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports 8% increase in surgical procedures

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 11.7 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2007, according to statistics released today by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Aesthetic Society, which has been collecting multi-specialty procedural statistics since 1997 says the overall number of cosmetic procedures has increased 457 percent since the collection of the statistics first began. The most frequently performed procedure was Botox injections and the most popular surgical procedure was liposuction.

"Our statistics confirm that aesthetic plastic surgery is not defined by race or gender," said Aesthetic Society president Foad Nahai, MD. "The number of surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed on men increased 17 percent since last year, and 22 percent of the aesthetic procedures were performed on traditional racial and ethnic minorities."


Top surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures among men and women in 2007:

Surgical # procedures Nonsurgical # procedures

Liposuction 456,828 Botox 2,775,176

Breast augmentation 399,440 Hyaluronic Acid 1,448,716

(Hylaform, Restylane)

Eyelid surgery 240,763 Laser Hair Removal 1,412,657

Abdominoplasty 185,335 Microdermabrasion 829,658

Female breast reduction 153,087 Laser Skin Resurfacing 647,707

Top cosmetic procedures for WOMEN:

Surgical # procedures Nonsurgical # procedures

Breast augmentation 399,440 Botox 2,445,656

Lipoplasty 398,848 Hyaluronic Acid 1,364,533

(Hylaform, Restylane)

Eyelid surgery 208,199 Laser Hair Removal 1,226,974

Abdominoplasty 180,457 Microdermabrasion 743,748

Breast Reduction 153,087 IPL Laser Treatment 584,530

Women had 91 percent of cosmetic procedures. The number of procedures (surgical and nonsurgical) performed on women was over 10.6 million, an increase of 1 percent from the previous year. Surgical procedures increased 9 percent; nonsurgical procedures decreased by less than 1 percent. Since 1997, surgical procedures increased 142 percent, while nonsurgical procedures have increased 743 percent.

Top cosmetic procedures for MEN:

Surgical # procedures Nonsurgical # procedures

Liposuction 57,980 Botox injection 329,519

Eyelid surgery 32,564 Laser hair removal 185,684

Rhinoplasty 31,713 Microdermabrasion 85,910

Male breast reduction 20,280 Hyaluronic Acid 84,184

(Hylaform, Restylane)

Hair transplantation 16,491 IP laser treatment 63,177

Men had 9 percent of cosmetic procedures. The number of procedures (surgical and nonsurgical) performed on men was just over 1 million, an increase of 17 percent from the previous year. Surgical procedures increased 5 percent; nonsurgical procedures increased 21 percent. Since 1997, surgical procedures have increased 3 percent while nonsurgical procedures have increased 886 percent.

Frequency of cosmetic procedures by AGE GROUP:

% of Age # procedures Top surgical Top nonsurgical

total procedure procedure

47% 35-50 5.4 million Liposuction Botox

25% 51-64 2.9 million Eyelid Surgery Botox

21% 19-34 2.4 million Breast Laser Hair Removal


6% 65 and over 700,096 Eyelid Surgery Botox

2% 18 and under 205,119 Cosmetic ear Laser Hair Removal


Racial and Ethnic Distribution

Traditional racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 22 percent of all cosmetic procedures in 2007. Hispanics again led minority racial and ethnic groups in the number of procedures: Hispanics, 9 percent; African-Americans, 6 percent; Asians, 5 percent; and other non-Caucasians, 2 percent.

Location and Fees

Almost fifty-four percent (54 percent) of cosmetic procedures in 2007 were performed in office-based facilities; 28 percent in freestanding surgicenters; and 17 percent in hospitals. Americans spent just over $13 billion on cosmetic procedures; $8.3 billion was for surgical procedures, and $4.7 billion was for nonsurgical procedures.

About the ASAPS Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank

ASAPS, working with an independent research firm, compiled 11-year national data for procedures performed 1997-2007 by multiple specialists, including but not limited to plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Questionnaires were mailed to board-certified specialists nationwide, and results of the survey were used to project national data. The survey data has a standard error of +/- 3.25 percent at a 95 percent level of confidence.

PLEASE CREDIT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY (ASAPS) WHEN CITING STATISTICAL DATA. The 2400-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the leading organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) who specialize in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Toll-free referral line: 1-888-ASAPS-11 (272-7711). Web site:

SOURCE American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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