Plastic surgery is currently experiencing a boom and has been for some time. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Americans had nearly 14 million cosmetic procedures in 2011 at a cost of around $10.1 million dollars. Below you find some information on the most common types of plastic surgery procedures performed by plastic surgeons and their rate of occurrence:
This cosmetic treatment is by far the most common non-evasive procedure. There were 5.7 million of these procedures performed last year at an average cost of $500 each. That is an increase of 5 percent from the previous year. One of the factors that makes Botox so preferable is its low-cost and low risk.
The most common surgical procedure is mammaplasty (breast augmentation). Breast enlargement surgeries are up 4 percent from last year. That means 296,203 procedures were performed last year at an average cost of $3,351. New innovative technology has increased the success and safety of this surgery making it even more popular for women.
Around 140,000 breast reductions (reduction mammaplasty) were performed last year at an average cost of $6,000 per procedure. Many breast reductions are not performed for cosmetic reasons alone. Women often have breast reductions to reduce back pain and other complications associated with having large breasts. For example, some athletes opt to reduce their breast size to increase their athletic performance.
Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is more popular with men than other procedures, yet there are still many women who request nose jobs as well. There are an estimated 252,261 nose jobs performed each year at an average cost of $4,306 a procedure. The nose has a huge effect on a person’s appearance. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that this is one of the most common plastic surgeries performed on a yearly basis.
An Abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a tummy tuck, is another very popular elective procedure. Last year, around 116.000 procedures were performed at an average cost of $2,828 each. Tummy tucks are most common in women; however, men can have them as well. Most tummy tucks are requested by women because of damage to the abdomen during pregnancy. This procedure is safe and usually effective. For this reason, it is a very common plastic surgery.
Around 203,103 lipectomy (liposuction) procedures are performed on a yearly basis at an average cost of $2,828 each. Liposuction is a very common procedure often repeated by the same person more than one time during their lifetime. It effectively removes fat from several areas of the body including the thighs, buttocks, stomach and arms.
Blephoroplasty, otherwise known as eyelid surgery, is another very common cosmetic procedure. There were around 208,764 procedures performed last year at an average cost of $2,828 each. Eyelid surgery is preformed to correct drooping of the upper eyelids and bags below the eyes. This is accomplished by removing extra skin, muscle and fat from the eye.
Rhytidectomy, otherwise known as a face lift, is an additional cosmetic procedure that is common. There are an estimated 116,000 procedures performed each year at a cost of $6,231 each. A face-lift’s purpose is to correct damage to the face by tightening and firming the skin of the face. Damage to the skin is caused by many factors including fluctuations in weight, smoking, genetics and exposure to the sun.
The above is a list of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed each year. The cosmetic surgical industry continues to grow each year as more and more people choose to try these procedures.