ASPS 2011 Plastic Surgery Trends

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has released a portion of their annual plastic surgery trends report; according to the data that they compiled, the number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that were performed in 2011 increased by 2 percent, to almost 1.6 million procedures.

Once again, breast augmentation and nose reshaping surgery topped the list, with a total of 307,000 breast augmentation procedures and 244,000 nose reshaping procedures reported by members of the ASPS.

Liposuction and eyelid surgery swapped places this year. Last year, eyelid surgery was the third most popular procedure, and liposuction was the fourth. In 2011, liposuction made the top three, while eyelid surgery dropped to fourth.

A major change in the top five most popular procedures this year was the return of facelift surgery, which has not made the top five since 2004. Tummy tuck surgery dropped to number six.

Rounding out the top 10 was breast lift, dermabrasion, forehead lift, and ear surgery.

The number of minimally-invasive procedures also increased this year, to 12.2 million procedures, up 6 percent from the year before. The top five procedures remained the same.

  • Botulinum toxin type A: 5.7 million procedures
  • Soft tissue fillers: 1.9 million procedures
  • Chemical peel: 1.1 million procedures
  • Laser hair removal: 1.1 million procedures
  • Microdermabrasion: 900,000 procedures

The number of chemical peel procedures that were performed in 2011 was down 3 percent compared to the prior year. There was an increase in the number of Botulinum toxin type A, soft tissue filler, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion treatments that were performed last year.

Intense pulsed light (IPL photofacial), laser skin resurfacing, sclerotherapy, laser treatment of leg veins, and cellulite treatment also made the top 10.

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About the Author:

Dr. Vince Marin is a San Diego board-certified plastic surgeon specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, breast and body. If you wish to contact Dr. Marin, write to [email protected] or you can follow him on Twitter!