Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Spending Increases 9 Percent to $12.4 Billion
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite domestic concerns like inflation and a looming home lending crisis, average Americans continue to spend money on plastic surgery. According to the latest procedural statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 12 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2007 - a 7 percent increase from 2006 and a 59 percent increase from 2000. Also, 5.1 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year.
"The report tells me Americans are devoted to looking and feeling their best," said Richard A. D'Amico, MD, ASPS president. "High demand continues for less invasive and relatively less expensive procedures, but there were also promising rebounds in some surgical procedures.
Numbers of surgical cosmetic procedures remained unchanged from the previous year, with more than 1.8 million procedures performed in 2007. The top five surgical procedures were breast augmentation (348,000, up 6 percent), liposuction (302,000, unchanged), nose reshaping (285,000, down 7 percent), eyelid surgery (241,000, up 3 percent), and tummy tuck (148,000, up 1 percent).
Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures rose by nine percent, to nearly 10 million procedures. With a hefty increase in demand, hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane(R), Hylaform(R), Hylaform Plus(R), and Juvederm(TM)) jumped from fifth most popular in 2006 to second most popular in 2007. The top five minimally-invasive procedures were Botox(R) (4.6 million, up 13 percent from 2006), hyaluronic acid fillers (1.1 million, up 35 percent), chemical peel (1 million, down 4 percent), laser hair removal (906,000, up 2 percent) and microdermabrasion (897,000, up 10 percent).
Reconstructive plastic surgery procedures decreased 2 percent in 2007.
The top five reconstructive procedures wer
|SOURCE American Society of Plastic Surgeons|
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