Plastic Surgery Up in 2007

More Than 11 Million Surgical and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures Done Last Year in the U.S.

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Feb. 26, 2008 -- Americans got some "work done" last year in near-record numbers.

New statistics on plastic surgery show that 11.7 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were done in the U.S. in 2007, up 2% from 2006.

Last year's cosmetic procedure statistics are up 457% since 1997. But they didn't break the record for 2004, when more than 11.8 million cosmetic procedures were done.

Those figures come from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

In 2007, as in previous years, most cosmetic procedure patients -- 91% -- were women. Although men made up a small percentage of cosmetic procedure patients, they got 17% more procedures in 2007 than in 2006, while the number of procedures for women only rose by 1% last year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Typical patients were 35-50 years old, followed by people aged 51-64.

Here are the top five cosmetic surgeries for 2007:

  1. Liposuction: 456,828 procedures
  2. Breast augmentation: 399,440 procedures
  3. Eyelid surgery: 240,763 procedures
  4. Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty): 185,335 procedures
  5. Breast reduction: 153,087 procedures

Here are the top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for 2007:

  1. Botox injection: 2,775,176 procedures
  2. Hyaluronic acid: 1,448,716 procedures
  3. Laser hair removal: 1,412,657 procedures
  4. Microdermabrasion: 829,658 procedures
  5. IPL laser treatment: 647,707 procedures
WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on February 26, 2008



American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2007 Statistics on Cosmetic Surgery.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "1997-2007 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics."

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