Cosmetic Surgery Statistics in US Showing More Approval for Procedures

These days, it seems that every where we turn, every office we enter or bar we frequent, there is at least one person who has improved on their looks through cosmetic plastic surgery. They may have had a breast augmentation, a nose job, liposuction, a mini-face lift or a full face lift. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, statistics prove that more people, both men and women approve of physical improvements through invasive and non-invasive procedures. Read the statistics for 2010…

The top 5 cosmetic plastic surgeries and procedures for women are as follows:

  • The first topping the charts was breast augmentation with just under 320,000 procedures performed in the country.
  • The second was liposuction, aka lipoplasty,  closing in at approximately 250,000 procedures nationwide.
  • Third was the breast reduction at about 138,000.
  • In fourth place was abdominoplasty, aka tummy tuck at 137,000.
  • In fifth place, eyelid cosmetic surgery, aka blepharoplasty rounded off at 131,500.

Below are the top 3 cosmetic surgery procedures for men in 2010:

  • Liposuction or lipoplasty approximately 38,000.
  • Rhinoplasty or what is commonly referred to as a nose job, 30,000.
  • Under 21,000 surgeries to correct eyelids which is also referred to as blepharoplasty.

Over the course of thirteen years, over 8.5 cosmetic procedures were performed and over 9 times out of 10 the candidates were female.  Since 1997, the procedures in female patients jumped to above 164% and 88% in male patients.

These statistics simply show that such improvements are welcomed by more and more people each year, and each year they are less frowned upon. So, if you have been considering a tummy tuck, a nose job, a face lift, a thread lift or any other invasive or non-invasive procedure you may be pleasantly surprised to see that they are being embraced by the general public and not just by celebrities and the rich and famous.

Of course, any procedure to be undergone should be carefully considered with the pros and cons being well weighed beforehand. That will certainly require talking to cosmetic plastic surgeons in your area, doing some research on your own and speaking with others who may have had already been under the knife.

It’s good practice to ask all the pertinent information and questions to ensure you make the right decision for yourself. Everyone is different and so are their needs with regards to their “improvements.” We are also different in our tolerance for pain as well as how we heal. Knowing as much as possible on the procedure desired will save you heart-ache and any disappointed, as well as unpleasant surprises. Just as anything else, ensure that these procedures are done in moderation as we have all witnessed some frightening sights, even with top celebrities who don’t know when to stop cosmetic plastic surgeries and procedures.