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Despite Recession, Overall Plastic Surgery Demand Drops Only 2 Percent From Last Year

Almost 10 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2009, according to statistics released today by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The most frequently performed nonsurgical procedure was injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A (including Botox and Dysport) and the most popular surgical procedure was breast augmentation.

Top cosmetic procedures for WOMEN:

Last year there were 311,957 Breast Augmentations performed, 2.3 Million nonsurgical procedures, Liposuction coming in second at 243,217.

Women had 91 percent of cosmetic procedures. The number of procedures (surgical and nonsurgical) performed on women was more than 9 million.

Top cosmetic procedures for MEN:

The leading procedure performed on men was Liposuction at 40,519 and 257,786 non surgical procedures. Coming in second is Rhinoplasty at 32,661 and non surgical Laser Hair Removal with 166,035.

Men had 9 percent of cosmetic procedures. The number of procedures (surgical and nonsurgical) performed on men was more than 900,000 an increase of 9 percent from the previous year.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s cosmetic surgery statistics reports the top five surgical and non surgical procedures for 2009 are:

  1. Breast Augmentations
  2. Liposuction
  3. Eyelid Surgery
  4. Rhinoplasty
  5. Abdominoplasty

Top five non surgical for 2009 are:

  1. Botox Injections
  2. Hyaluronic acid
  3. Laser Hair Removal
  4. Microderabrasion
  5. Chemical Peels

Credits: THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY (ASAPS)