The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world’s largest group of board certified plastic surgeons. Each year, to keep track of trends in plastic surgery, the organization surveys members and compiles the findings in an annual report. ASPS members Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center break down the findings of the 2015 ASPS report here.
National Interest in Plastic Surgery Remains Strong
According to the ASPS report, there were nearly 16 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. last year. This reflects a 2 percent increase over 2014. Since the year 2000, however, the number of procedures has increased by an astounding 115 percent.
Breast Procedures Still Popular
The ASPS report found that cosmetic breast procedures are still very popular among women. Three of the top 10 surgical procedures were breast procedures (augmentation, reduction and lift).
Buttock Procedures on the Rise
Buttock procedures saw a lot of growth in 2015, according to ASPS. There were 14,705 buttock augmentation procedures, 4,767 buttock lift procedures and 2,540 butt implants procedures performed. Lift and implant procedures both saw a 36 percent increase over 2014. Buttock augmentation with fat transfer was up 28 percent.
More Men Seeking Plastic Surgery
An increasing number of men are pursuing plastic surgery to address insecurities and enhance their appearance. One procedure that makes this apparent is male breast reduction — men accounted for 40 percent of all breast reduction patients in 2015.
Up“Lift”ing Procedures Also Gaining Traction
Procedures designed to lift and tone areas of the body are increasing in popularity. A few of them have seen exponential growth since the beginning of the millennium. According to ASPS, breast lifts were up 89 percent since 2000, as were buttock lift (252 percent), lower body lift (3,973 percent) and upper arm lift (4,959 percent).
Top 5 Surgical Procedures of 2015
- Breast augmentation (279,143 procedures)
- Liposuction (222,051 procedures)
- Rhinoplasty (217,979 procedures)
- Eyelid surgery (203,934 procedures)
- Tummy tuck (127,967 procedures in)
Top 5 Non-Surgical Procedures of 2015
- Botox (6.7 million in 2015)
- Dermal fillers (2.4 million procedures)
- Chemical peel (1.3 million procedures)
- Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures)
- Microdermabrasion (800,340 procedures)
Contact Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center Today
If these national statistics have inspired you to pursue your own plastic surgery, Drs. Pearl and Ereso would like to meet with you to discuss your options. Please call Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center at (650) 964-6600 to make an appointment with the doctors.