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Who Buys Source

Patients in the 35-50 age bracket accounted for the most cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures in 2011, 42.9%, followed by those individuals ages 51-64 (27.8%), 19-34 (19.5%), 65-and-over (8.3%) and 18-and-under (1.4%).
 

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Share of total cosmetic procedures done in 2011, according to race/ethnicity: Caucasian, 79%; Hispanic, 8%; African-American, 7%; people of Asian descent, 5%; Other, 1%. 

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Women accounted for 91.3% of cosmetic procedures (both surgical and nonsurgical) in 2011 (compared to 92.0% in 2010), while men underwent the remaining 8.7% (compared to 8.0% in 2010).

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

A 2011 survey by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found that out of all age groups, men and women between the ages of 18 and 24 are the most likely to consider plastic surgery for themselves either now or in the future.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2011


Why They Buy Source

According to a 2012 survey by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, percentage of patients who had undergone the top five surgical procedures and felt the overall results were "worth it," and would do it again: Lipoplasty (liposuction), 73.5%; Breast augmentation, 84.5%; Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), 93.0%; Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery), 74.0%; Breast lift, 82.0%.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Based on a 2012 survey by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, percentage of patients who had undergone the top five nonsurgical procedures and felt the overall results were "worth it," and would do it again: Toxins (Botox, Dysport), 61.0%; Hyaluronic acid injection, 65.0%; Laser hair removal, 68.0%; Microdermabrasion, 60.0%; IPL laser treatment (facial rejuvenation), 53.0%.

 

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

According to a study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients who have undergone a facelift rate themselves as looking an average of 12 years younger after the surgery. Nearly 90% of the patients said they had received positive reactions from other people regarding their new appearance, while only 7% reported negative reactions.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2011

How They Buy Source

Average physician/surgeon fees (does not include costs of surgical facility, anesthesia, prescriptions or other related expenses) for the top 5 cosmetic procedures in 2011 (includes surgical and non-surgical): 1. Botulinum injection (including Botox and Dysport), $328; 2. Hyaluronic acid injection, $560; 3. Laser hair removal, $235; 4. Microdermabrasion, $114; 5. IPL laser treatment (facial rejuvenation), $366. 
 

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Average physician/surgeon fees (does not include costs for surgical facility, anesthesia, prescriptions and other related expenses) for the 6-10 most popular cosmetic procedures in 2011 (both surgical and nonsurgical): 6. Chemical peel, $588; 7. Sclerotherapy (treatment of varicose/spider veins), $301; 8. Laser skin resurfacing, $2,322; 9. Lipoplasty (liposuction), $2,773; 10. Breast augmentation, $3,694 (silicone gel implants) and $3,308 (saline implants).

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the cost of bariatric surgery ranges from $11,500 to $26,000. Insurance coverage will vary by provider.

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, 2012

What They Buy Source

Top 5 cosmetic procedures (both surgical and non-surgical) performed in 2011, with percentage change from 2010 in parentheses: 1. Botulinum injection (includes Botox and Dysport), 2,619,739 (+7.5%); 2. Hyaluronic acid injection, 1,206,186 (-8.3%); 3. Laser hair removal, 919,802 (-1.8%); 4. Microdermabrasion, 499,427 (+10.8%); 5. IPL laser treatment (facial rejuvenation), 439,161 (+15.1%).

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

The 6-10 ranked cosmetic procedures (both surgical and non-surgical) done in 2011, with percentage change from 2010 in parentheses: 6. Chemical peel, 384,222 (-22.2%); 7. Sclerotherapy (treatment of varicose/spider veins), 354,731 (-20.3%); 8. Laser skin resurfacing, 345,587 (-38.6%); 9. Lipoplasty (liposuction), 325,332 (+12.6%); 10. Breast augmentation, 316,848 (-0.4%).

 

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

The 11-15 most popular cosmetic procedures (both surgical and non-surgical) performed in 2011, with change from 2010 in parentheses: 11. Non-invasive tightening (facial rejuvenation), 297,795 (+20.3%); 12. Calcium hydroxylapatite, 174,593 (+46.1%); 13. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), 149,410 (+3.1%); 14. Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery), 147,540 (-3.0%); 15. Breast lift, 127,054 (+4.7%).

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

The top 5 nonsurgical procedures done in 2011: 1. Botulinum injection (includes Botox and Dysport); 2. Hyaluronic acid injection; 3. Laser hair removal; 4. Microdermabrasion; 5. IPL laser treatment (facial rejuvenation).

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

The top 5 surgical procedures performed in 2011: 1. Lipoplasty (liposuction); 2. Breast augmentation; 3. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck); 4. Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery; 5. Breast lift.

 

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

The top 10 cosmetic procedures (both surgical and nonsurgical) performed on women in 2011: 1. Botulinum injection (includes Botox and Dysport), 2,355,455; 2. Hyaluronic acid injection, 1,127,224; 3. Laser hair removal, 812,352; 4. Microdermabrasion, 468,466; 5. IPL laser treatment (facial rejuvenation), 396,866; 6. Chemical peel, 360,313; 7. Sclerotherapy (treatment of varicose/spider veins), 348,501; 8. Laser skin resurfacing, 319,810; 9. Breast augmentation, 316,848; 10. Lipoplasty (liposuction), 283,669.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Top 10 cosmetic procedures (both surgical and non-surgical) done on men in 2011: 1. Botulinum injection (includes Botox and Dysport), 264,284; 2. Laser hair removal, 107,450; 3. Hyaluronic acid injections, 78,962; 4. IPL laser treatment (facial rejuvenation), 42,295; 5. Lipoplasty (liposuction), 41,663; 6. Microdermabrasion, 30,961; 7. Laser skin resurfacing, 25,777; 8. Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), 24,533; 9. Chemical peel, 23,909; 10. Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery), 22,905.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Top 5 cosmetic procedures (either surgical or non-surgical) performed on patients in the 19-34 age range during 2011: 1. Botulinum injection (includes Botox and Dysport), 375,162; 2. Laser hair removal, 346,842; 3. Breast augmentation, 155,256; 4. Hyaluronic acid injection, 153,544; 5. Microdermabrasion, 137,420.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Top 5 cosmetic procedures (either surgical or non-surgical) performed on patients in the 35-50 age group during 2011: 1. Botulinum injection (includes Botox and Dysport), 1,257,925; 2. Hyaluronic acid injection, 508,394; 3. Laser hair removal, 369,122; 4. IPL laser treatment (facial rejuvenation), 191,433; 5. Microdermabrasion, 187,077.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Top 5 cosmetic procedures (either surgical or non-surgical) done on patients in the 51-64 age bracket during 2011: 1. Botulinum injection (includes Botox and Dysport), 762,171; 2. Hyaluronic acid injection, 404,115; 3. Laser hair removal, 133,680; 4. Chemical peel, 123,180; 5. IPL laser treatment (facial rejuvenation), 121,580.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

The top 5 cosmetic procedures (either surgical or non-surgical) performed on patients in the 65-and-over age category during 2011: 1. Botulinum injection (includes Botox and Dysport), 218,321; 2. Hyaluronic acid injection, 137,944; 3. Laser skin resurfacing, 56,797; 4. Chemical peel, 47,119; 5. IPL laser treatment (facial rejuvenation), 36,400.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Top 5 cosmetic procedures (either surgical or non-surgical) done on patients in the 18-and-under age group during 2011: 1. Laser hair removal, 44,560; 2. Microdermabrasion, 22,864; 3.  Otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery), 11,268; 4. Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), 9,469; 5. Chemical peel, 8,529.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Based on research by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most commonly requested cosmetic surgical procedures for African-Americans in 2011: 1. Liposuction; 2. Breast reduction; 3. Breast augmentation. For Hispanics: 1. Liposuction; 2. Breast augmentation; 3. Nose reshaping. For Asian-Americans: 1. Nose reshaping; 2. Breast augmentation; 3. Eyelid surgery. 

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2012

Where They Buy Source

Where cosmetic procedures were performed in 2011: Office-based surgical facility, 60%; free-standing surgicenter, 22%; hospital, 18%.
 

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Where cosmetic surgery practices are located, by region: South Atlantic, 18.8%; Middle Atlantic, 16.2%; Pacific, 13.9%; East North Central, 12.8%; West South Central, 10.0%; Mountain, 8.3%; West North Central, 8.0%; New England, 6.3%; East South Central, 5.2%; other, 0.5%.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

According to a 2010 survey of African-American, Hispanic and Asian consumers who expressed interest in having a cosmetic surgery procedure, more than 30% of the respondents said they would seek out a cosmetic surgeon of the same race/ethnicity as themselves. 

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 2010

Business Trends Source

Americans spent $9.983 billion on cosmetic surgery procedures in 2011, compared to $10.677 billion in 2010 and $10.499 billion in 2009. Of the 2011 total, 63% was spent on surgical procedures, 17% was spent on injectable procedures, 16% was spent on skin rejuvenation procedures, and 4% was spent on other nonsurgical procedures including laser hair removal, laser treatment of leg veins, sclerotherapy, and tattoo laser treatments.

 

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

The overall number of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed in 2011 totaled 9.195 million, a slight increase from the 2010 figure of 9.183 million. Between 1997 and 2011, the total number of procedures grew 197.3%, with surgical procedures increasing 72.5% during that time, and non-surgical procedures growing 355.6%.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

Surgical procedures accounted for 17.8% of the total number of cosmetic surgery procedures in 2011, and 62.8% of total expenditures, while nonsurgical procedures represented 82.2% of the total number of procedures and 37.2% of overall spending. The number of surgical procedures grew 0.9% in 2011, compared to a 0.1% decline in the number of nonsurgical procedures.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, approximately 200,000 adults have metabolic and bariatric surgery each year.

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, 2012

Based on research by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the typical ASAPS member performs an average of 190 surgical procedures and 379 non-surgical procedures a year. 

ASAPS, 2011

Misc Source

In general, 53% of American women say they approve of cosmetic surgery, as do 49% of men.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2011

Sixty-seven percent of Americans say they would not be embarrassed if their friends and family knew they had cosmetic surgery.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2011