American Society of Plastic Surgeons Reports Cosmetic Procedures Increased 3% in 2014

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 15.6 million people in the United States underwent cosmetic procedures in 2014, indicating an increase of 3% compared to the previous year. These findings include both minimally-invasive and surgical procedures, and findings also indicate that 5.8 million reconstructive surgeries were performed, up by 1% since 2013.

“The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as medical advancements are made and technology improves resulting in a wider array of options for patients,” states ASPS President Scot Glasberg, MD.

“Today, more than ever, patients are empowered with choices to achieve the results they are seeking” he says. “Through open communication and a mutual understanding of expectations, patients work closely with their surgeon to determine the procedures most appropriate for them to achieve their optimal outcomes.”

Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures increased 4 percent, with more than 13.9 million procedures in 2014. The top five minimally-invasive procedures were:

  1. Botulinum Toxin Type A (6.7 million procedures up 6 percent from 2013 to 2014)
  2. Soft tissue fillers (2.3 million procedures up 3 percent from 2013 to 2014)
  3. Chemical peel (1.2 million procedures up 7 percent from 2013 to 2014)
  4. Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures up 3 percent from 2013 to 2014)
  5. Microdermabrasion (881,905 procedures down 9 percent from 2013 to 2014)

Cosmetic surgical procedures rose 1 percent, to nearly 1.7 million procedures in 2014. The top five surgical procedures were:

  1. Breast augmentation (286,254 procedures, down 1 percent)
  2. Nose reshaping (217,124 procedures, down 2 percent)
  3. Liposuction (210,552 procedures, up 5 percent)
  4. Eyelid surgery (206,509 procedures, down 4 percent)
  5. Facelift (128,266 procedures, down 4 percent)