More Going Under the Knife to Look Sharp
March 26, 2008 -- Last year, 11.8 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S., according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).That's a 7% increase from 2006.
The ASPS reports that cosmetic surgery dropped by 3% in 2007, while minimally invasive cosmetic procedures rose by 9%.
Here are the top five cosmetic surgeries for 2007, and the number of procedures performed:
- Breast augmentation: 347,500 procedures
- Liposuction: 302,000 procedures
- Nose reshaping: 285,000 procedures
- Eyelid surgery: 241,000 procedures
- Tummy tuck: 148,000 procedures
And here are the top five minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for 2007, and the number of procedures performed:
- Botox: 4.6 million procedures
- Hyaluronic acid: 1.05 million procedures
- Chemical peel: 1.02 million procedures
- Laser hair removal: 906,000 procedures
- Microdermabrasion: 897,000 procedures
Most of those who got cosmetic procedures were white women. But the ASPS notes that minorities' use of cosmetic surgery rose 13% in 2007, compared to 2006.
(Thinking of having cosmetic surgery? Check in with Robert Kotler, MD, on his blog at WebMD.)