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ASPS Reports Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures Down in 2009 -- Up 69% in First Decade of New Millennium,
Date:4/28/2010

oft tissue fillers like hyaluronic acid are up 9 percent, microdermabrasion is up 8 percent – these are the procedures that patients are opting for despite the economy.”

Cosmetic surgical procedures decreased 9 percent, with more than 1.5 million procedures in 2009. Surgical procedures are down 20 percent since 2000. The top five surgical procedures in 2009 were:

 
  • Breast augmentation (289,000)
  • Nose reshaping (256,000)
  • Eyelid surgery (203,000)
  • Liposuction (198,000)
  • Tummy tuck (115,000)
“It would seem, as innovations in cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increase, surgery will continue to decrease,” added Dr. McGuire. “However, as the economy rebounds, more patients and Boomers will continue to seek surgical body contouring procedures (liposuction, tummy tuck), eyelid surgery and breast augmentations. In fact, breast augmentations are up 36 percent since 2000. Silicone implants are now used in 50 percent of all breast augmentations.”

Echoing Dr. McGuire’s words, new consumer data from an online survey conducted in March by Harris Interactive® on behalf of RealSelf.com found America’s interest in cosmetic procedures to be on the rise. According to the survey, more adult’s would choose to have “work done” if money was not an issue in the 1st quarter of 2010 (69%), as compared to 4th quarter 2009 (54%) – an increase of 15 percent. There is also high interest for “Mommy Makeover” type procedures: more than one in four (29%) of those who would get cosmetic work done if money were not an i
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