Cosmetic Surgery: 15 Years of Facts and Figures [INFOGRAPHIC]
May 3, 2012
While Botox just celebrated the 10-year anniversary of being FDA-approved in the United States, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is celebrating the big "1-5" with 15 years of Cosmetic Surgery Statistics . The changing landscape of plastic surgery is clearly reflected in the huge jump of procedures performed, money spent and the 356% increase in nonsurgical procedures. However, surgery is still king when it comes to spending, taking up over 60% of the 10 billion dollar total spent in 2011, as well as rating higher on RealSelf.com in patient satisfaction.
While the overall numbers have changed, some things stay the same. Liposuction beats breast augmentation this year, but the two procedures have always been number one or two statistically. Botulinum Toxin Type A has been number one for all 15 years and beats the nearest competitor by over a million injections last year.
Increased demand does mean good things for consumers - they can expect better results and improved patient safety as education, medicine and technology advances.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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