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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

ssue would have a tummy tuck, 23% liposuction, and 15% a breast lift. Eyelid surgery was the top procedure for those planning to have a cosmetic surgical procedure within the next 12 months (27%). Laser hair removal was the top procedure for those planning a minimally-invasive procedure within the next 12 months (23%).

Reconstructive plastic surgery, which improves function and appearance to abnormal structures, increased 5 percent in 2009. The top five reconstructive procedures in 2009 were:

 
  • Tumor removal (3.9 million)
  • Laceration repair (332,000)
  • Scar revision (171,000)
  • Hand surgery (110,000)
  • Maxillofacial surgery (90,000)
“Reconstructive plastic surgery is an important part of what we do,” said Dr. McGuire. “We know that 70 percent of women eligible for breast reconstruction after cancer are not aware of their reconstructive options. We would like to see this change to the point that we can report this procedure is now among the top five reconstructive procedures.”

ASPS procedural statistics are collected through the first online national database for plastic surgery procedures, Tracking Operations and Outcome for Plastic Surgeons (TOPS). This data, combined with the annual survey sent to American Board of Medical Specialties certified physicians most likely to perform these procedures, results in the most comprehensive census on plastic surgery.

To view the entire 2009 National Clearinghouse of Plastic Surgery Statistics report, visit http://www.plas
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