Every year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) releases data on plastic surgery trends. Central to this is how many of each type of procedure was performed by board-certified plastic surgeons in the year prior.
On March 1st, 2018, the ASPS released the numbers for 2017. In total, 1,790,832 plastic surgery procedures were performed by board-certified surgeons in 2017, a 1% increase over 2016. It is important to note that the ASPS only includes data from surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only certifying board for this particular surgical specialty.
What Were the Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures in 2017?
The five most popular plastic surgery procedures in 2017 were:
- Breast Augmentation: 300,378
- Liposuction: 246,354
- Nose Reshaping (rhinoplasty): 218,924
- Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty): 209,571
- Tummy Tuck: 129,753
Of these, liposuction saw the greatest increase in popularity, growing by 5% over 2016. Breast augmentation grew by 3% and tummy tuck by 2%. All three of these procedures are commonly combined following drastic weight loss or during the mommy makeover procedure.
The top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed by board-certified plastic surgeons in 2017 were:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic: 7.23 million
- Dermal Fillers: 2.69 million
- Chemical Peel: 1.69 million
- Laser Hair Removal: 1.1 million
- Microdermabrasion: 740,284
Nonsurgical procedures are more popular now than ever, seeing a growth of 2% over 2016, but an amazing 186% over 2000. Minimally invasive and with little to no downtime, these rejuvenation procedures offer fast results without surgical risks and can be a wonderful solution for certain patients.
What’s Best for You?
The popularity of a surgical or nonsurgical cosmetic procedure does not indicate its usefulness for your needs. That’s why the plastic surgeons at our Los Altos office take time to truly understand the needs of each patient before suggesting procedures. This enables us to fully understand your desires and get a complete picture of your expectations, in turn allowing us to create a customized treatment plan that works to produce a natural look to enhance and complement surrounding features.
At Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, we offer a full range of breast, body, and facial plastic surgery procedures along with many nonsurgical skin rejuvenation and antiaging treatments. These services can be used alone or in specific combinations to meet the varied needs of each person who walks through our doors.
If you are unhappy with any aspect of your body, we encourage you to contact us for a plastic surgery consultation where we can focus just on those services most suitable for your needs and help you determine the most effective way to reach your goals.
To learn more about Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery or to schedule a free and private consultation at our Los Altos office, please call 650-603-5554 today. We welcome patients from San Jose, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and all nearby areas of California.