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Latest Plastic Surgery Trends from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Written by Dr. Sean Maguire on April 13, 2018

Plastic surgery trends

Every year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest professional organization of plastic surgeons, releases a report revealing the most popular cosmetic procedures and rising trends. The latest report reveals that more people are having cosmetic treatment than ever before. There were 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2017, a 2 percent increase from the previous year.

In this blog post, top Louisville plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Maguire breaks down the findings from the report.

Breast Augmentation Is the Top Cosmetic Surgical Procedure

For the eleventh year in a row, breast augmentation is the top cosmetic surgical procedure; a total of 300,378 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2017. The most popular way of increasing breast size is placing breast implants, either saline or silicone. Today’s breast implants come in many different shapes, sizes and projections to achieve each individual’s desired outcomes.

Rounding out the top five surgical cosmetic procedures are:

  1. Liposuction (246,354 procedures)
  2. Rhinoplasty (218,924 procedures)
  3. Eyelid surgery (209,571 procedures)
  4. Tummy tuck (129,753 procedures)

Botox Is the Most Popular Minimally Invasive Procedure

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures continue to outpace surgical procedures. In fact, minimally invasive procedures accounted for 15.7 million of the total 17.5 total cosmetic procedures performed.

There were 7.23 million Botox procedures performed in 2017, making it the most popular cosmetic procedure. Dubbed “the lunchtime treatment” by many, Botox is an easy fix for wrinkles and fine lines, and can be completed in approximately 30 minutes. The other top minimally invasive procedure are:

  1. Soft tissue fillers (2.69 million procedures)
  2. Chemical peels (1.37 million procedures)
  3. Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures)
  4. Microdermabrasion (740,287 procedures)

Non-Invasive Body Sculpting and Skin Tightening Procedures Rise

Non-invasive methods of body contouring and skin tightening are in high demand as the number of procedures has increased nearly 200 percent since 2000. Non-surgical fat reduction procedures like CoolSculpting Elite increased by 7 percent in 2017, while non-surgical skin tightening procedures like Ultherapy increased by 9 percent.

“Unwanted fat is something that affects so many Americans,” said ASPS President Dr. Jeffrey E. Janis. “Plastic surgeons are able to give patients more options than ever before for fat elimination or redistribution. Patients appreciate having options, especially if they can act as maintenance steps while they decide if getting something more extensive down the line will be right for them.”

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To discuss your cosmetic needs and goals with a board-certified plastic surgeon, schedule a consultation with Dr. Maguire. Contact Physician’s Center for Beauty by sending us an email or calling (502) 897-7546 today.

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