Plastic reconstructive surgery statistics help us to make decisions about the types of procedures that may be possible in our individual situations. There are statistics about the types of surgeries, the surgeons, the prices across the country and the success rates of particular types of procedures. In all cases the statistics help to make decisions about the procedure, which will be chosen for the particular problem that you believe you have.
In 2003 there were almost 9 million procedures and in 2006 there was over 11 billion dollars spent on cosmetic and plastic reconstructive statistic surgery according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The most popular procedures are minimally invasive non-surgical procedures; and the number one of those is Botox injections. The number of Botox injections has risen by over 100% each year since 2000. Right behind Botox are chemical peels and microdermabrasions. Other popular choices are laser hair removal and collagen injections.
The top surgical plastic reconstructive statistic in 2006 was liposuction followed by breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty and breast reduction. The majority of plastic reconstructive surgeries continue to be done on women. Men make up only 1.2 million of the surgeries. However, both genders increased their numbers respectively by 30% over the previous years.
The most popular procedure for women was liposuction and for men it was nose reshaping. Both sexes preferred Botox as the most popular non-invasive procedure. Plastic reconstructive surgery statistics show that the largest age group of people receiving enhancements was between 35 and 50 year
Half of the cosmetic surgeries were done on repeat patients; 1/3 had multiple procedures in the session and half were done in the office. In 2006 the top five reconstructive plastic surgeries were tumor removal, laceration repair, scar revision, hand surgery and breast reductions.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has also broken down plastic reconstructive statistics surgery by ethnicity. People of color accounted for approximately 23% of procedures in 2006. In the Hispanic population the top three procedures were breast augmentation, nose reshaping and liposuction. The top three procedures in the African-American population was nose reshaping, liposuction and breast reduction. While the top three procedures requested in the Asian-American population was nose reshaping, breast augmentation and eyelid surgery. (1)
The desire to reach perfection runs across all ethnicities and both genders. While perfection isn’t possible plastic surgeons have improved the odds that people are able to achieve an improvement in their facial construction, decrease the march toward an aged appearance and increase self-esteem and self-confidence. In world that values youth over wisdom these changes can almost be seen as mandatory to compete in today’s business world.
(1) American Socity of Plastic Surgeons: 2012 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report
American Society of Plastic Surgeons: 2012 Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Statistics
Medscape: Women’s Health in context
UCLA: Reconstructive Surgery
University of Rochester: Plastic Surgery Statistics
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Reconstructive Surgery Training