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The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures of 2015 (according to ASPS)

Written by Dr. Sean Maguire on March 17, 2016

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons, recently released their annual report on the state of the industry. They say that 15.9 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2015 — 1.7 million of those surgical and the remaining minimally invasive treatments. Dr. Sean Maguire of Physician’s Center for Beauty thought his patients would be interested in learning about the top five surgical procedures.

1. Breast Augmentation

There were 279,143 breast augmentation procedures performed last year, making it the most popular surgical procedure of 2015. The total number of procedures is 2 percent less than in 2014, but overall breast augmentation has grown 31 percent since 2000.

2. Liposuction

The second most-popular surgical procedure of 2015 was liposuction. There were 222,051 procedures performed last year for a five percent increase from 2014. Overall, liposuction procedures are down 37 percent since 2000 (possibly as more people realize the incredible benefits of non-surgical body sculpting with CoolSculpting Elite and SculpSure).

3. Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty was just as popular in 2015 as it was the year before. Plastic surgeons performed 217,979 nose reshaping procedures last year to correct nasal deformities and restore balance to the facial features.

4. Eyelid Surgery

There were 203,934 eyelid surgery procedures performed in 2015. Despite seeing an overall 38 percent decrease since 2000, eyelid surgery remains extremely popular for rejuvenating the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.

5. Tummy Tuck

Plastic surgeons performed 127,967 tummy tuck procedures in 2015. That is 9 percent more than were performed in 2014 and 104 percent more than in 2000. Tummy tuck can be performed as a standalone procedure or included in a mommy makeover.

Other Facts from the Report

ASPS found that lift procedures — performed to remove excess skin, tighten the remaining skin and sculpt the body tissues — experienced astounding growth last year. Breast, buttock, lower body and arm lift procedures grew between 89 and 4,959 percent from 2014. Also, the ASPS report confirmed that cosmetic minimally invasive procedures are as popular as ever. There were 14.2 million cosmetic minimally invasive procedures performed in 2015. The top five included Botox, fillers, chemical peel, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion.

Contact Louisville Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sean Maguire

Would you like to learn more about a particular plastic surgery procedure and how it can help you look and feel your best? Please contact Physician’s Center for Beauty and request a consultation with Dr. Maguire. You can reach us by calling (502) 897-7546 or via email.

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