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Cosmetic Procedures Up in U.S.

Nearly 11.5 Million Surgical and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures Done in 2006

Women's Cosmetic Surgery continued...

Last year was the first time since 1997 that breast augmentation outpaced liposuction for women, Stuzin notes.

Here are women's top five nonsurgical procedures for 2006:

  1. Botox injection: 2.9 million procedures
  2. Hyaluronic acid (Hylaform, Restalyne): 1.5 million procedures
  3. Laser hair removal: 1.3 million procedures
  4. Microdermabrasion: Nearly 922,000 procedures
  5. Sclerotherapy (for varicose veins and spider veins): More than 541,000 procedures

Cosmetic surgeries fell 9% for women, while nonsurgical procedures rose by 4%. Since 1997, women's cosmetic surgeries have risen 123% and nonsurgical procedures are up 749%.

Men's Cosmetic Surgery

Men got nearly a million cosmetic procedures in 2006, down 5% from 2005.

Here are men's top five cosmetic surgeries for 2006:

  1. Liposuction: 53,263 surgeries
  2. Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty): 33,143 surgeries
  3. Eyelid surgery: 27,602 surgeries
  4. Male breast reduction (gynecomastia): 23,670 surgeries
  5. Facelift: 14,051 surgeries

The top five nonsurgical procedures for men are as follows:

  1. Botox injection: 300,472 procedures
  2. Laser hair removal: 166,557 procedures
  3. Hyaluronic acid (Hylaform, Restalyne): 73,634 procedures
  4. Microdermabrasion: 71,102 procedures
  5. Laser skin resurfacing: 48,451 procedures

Men's cosmetic surgery decreased by 9% and nonsurgical procedures fell 3% since 2005.

Since 1997, men's cosmetic surgeries are down 2% but nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for men rose 722% during that time, the ASAPS notes.

Teens and Plastic Surgery

People 18 and younger account for less than 2% of cosmetic procedures done in 2006.

Their top five cosmetic surgeries in 2006 are:

  1. Nose reshaping: 16,477 surgeries
  2. Cosmetic ear surgery (otoplasty): 10,555 surgeries
  3. Liposuction: 3,226 surgeries
  4. Breast augmentation: 3,087 surgeries
  5. Breast reduction (girls): 2,696

Here are the top five nonsurgical procedures for people 18 and younger in 2006:

  1. Laser hair removal: 59,650 procedures
  2. Microdermabrasion: 39,592 procedures
  3. Chemical peel: 11,864 procedures
  4. Botox injection: 7,915 procedures
  5. Hyaluronic acid (Hylaform, Restalyne): 5,423 procedures

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