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11.7 Million Cosmetic Procedures in 2007
Date:2/25/2008

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."

TRENDS AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

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


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SOURCE American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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