11.5 Million Cosmetic Procedures in 2005

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports 1 Percent Increase in Surgical Procedures

NEW YORK, NY (February 24, 2006) — Nearly 11.5 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2005, according to statistics released today by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Compared to 2004, surgical procedures increased 1% to 2.1 million, while nonsurgical procedures declined 4% to 9.3 million. The Aesthetic Society which has been collecting multi-specialty procedural statistics since 1997 says the overall number of cosmetic procedures has increased 444% since the collection of the statistics first began. The most frequently performed procedure was Botox injections and the most popular surgical procedure was liposuction.

“The surgical portion of the statistics show interesting results in the breast augmentation and breast lift areas,” said Aesthetic Society president Mark L. Jewell, MD. “While some procedures are down, these areas continue to increase; breast augmentation by 9 percent and breast lift by 23 percent. This also marks the first year that we have segmented the device used for breast augmentation, saline or silicone. This should give us significant trending data when silicone devices are approved by the FDA.”



TRENDS AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

Top surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures among ALL AMERICANS in 2005:

Surgical # procedures Nonsurgical # procedures

Liposuction

455,489 Botox 3,294,782
Breast augmentation 364,610 Laser hair removal 1,566,909
Eyelid surgery 231,467 Hyaluronic acid

(Hylaform, Restylane)
1,194,222
Rhinoplasty 200,924 Microdermabrasion 1,023,931
Abdominoplasty 169,314 Chemical Peel 556,172


Top cosmetic procedures for WOMEN:

Surgical # procedures Nonsurgical

# procedures

Liposuction 402,946 Botox 2,990,658
Breast augmentation 364,610 Laser hair removal 1,334,669
Eyelid surgery 198,099 Hyaluronic acid

(Hylaform, Restylane)
1,149,228
Tummy Tuck 164,073 Microdermabrasion 939,508
Breast Reduction 160,531 Chemical Peel 533,009
Women had 91 percent of cosmetic procedures. The number of procedures (surgical and nonsurgical) performed on women was nearly 10.5 million, a decrease of 2 percent from the previous year. Surgical procedures increased 2 percent; nonsurgical procedures decreased 3 percent.





Top cosmetic procedures for MEN:


Surgical # procedures Nonsurgical

# procedures

Liposuction 52,543 Botox 304,124
Rhinoplasty 45,945 Laser hair removal 232,240
Eyelid surgery 33,369 Microdermabrasion 84,423
Male breast reduction 17,730 Hyaluronic acid

(Hylaform, Restylane)
44,994

Facelift

13,041 Laser Skin Resurfacing 43,083
Men had 9 percent of cosmetic procedures. The number of procedures (surgical and nonsurgical) performed on men was nearly 1 million, a decrease of 15 percent from the previous year. Surgical procedures decreased 9 percent; nonsurgical procedures decreased 18 percent.





Frequency of cosmetic procedures by AGE GROUP:


Age % of total # procedures Top surgical procedure Top nonsurgical procedure
35-50 47% 5.3 million Liposuction Botox
51-64 23% 2.7 million Eyelid Surgery Botox
19-34 24% 2.7 million Breast Augmentation Laser Hair Removal
65 and over 4% 530,139 Eyelid Surgery Botox
18 and under 2% 174,851 Rhinoplasty Laser Hair Removal


Racial and Ethnic Distribution

Racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 20 percent of all cosmetic procedures in 2005. Hispanics again led minority racial and ethnic groups in the number of procedures : Hispanics, 9 percent; African-Americans, 6 percent; Asians, 4 percent; and other non-Caucasians, 1 percent.

Location and Fees

Just over forty-eight percent (48.3 percent) of cosmetic procedures in 2005 were performed in office-based facilities; 27.9 percent in freestanding surgicenters; and 23.8 percent in hospitals. Americans spent just under $12.4 billion on cosmetic procedures; $8.2 billion was for surgical procedures, and $4.2 billion was for nonsurgical procedures.

About the ASAPS Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank

ASAPS, working with an independent research firm, compiled 9-year data for procedures performed 1997-2005 by multiple specialists, including but not limited to plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. More than 14,000 questionnaires were mailed nationwide, and r esults of the survey were used to project national data. The survey data has a standard error of +/-3.61 percent at a 95 percent level of confidence.

About ASAPS
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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