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

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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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