Increase in Cosmetic Surgery Again in 2011
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has recently released their 2011 statistics and the rate of plastic surgery procedures is on rise for the second year in a row and up 5% from 2010. It appears that consumer confidence is up but other factors such as new advancements in the medical field and public opinion about surgery is also on the rise.
Breast augmentation is still the most popular surgical procedure in the US. With 307,000 procedures, this procedure went up 4 percent in 2011. Following behind are rhinoplasty, liposuction, eyelid surgery, and face lift surgery.
Facelift surgery surpassed the tummy tuck for the first time since 2004. Non-invasive procedures such as BOTOX and injectables is also up 6%. These procedures are in the millions, nearly 12 million in total. Newer products on the market such as Restylane and Juverderm are up 20%. BOTOX is styll the most popular with a total of 5.7 million procedures performed.
For a plastic surgeon, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has several options to choose from. The ASPS urges prospective patients to make sure that they work with a board certified plastic surgeon.