Plastic Surgery is Surging in America

Plastic Surgery is Surging in America | Cosmetic Surgery | Houston TXThe field of cosmetic surgery has undergone a sea change in the last two decades. While at one time, these procedures were perceived to be only for movie stars and other rich and famous personalities, the costs have reduced dramatically over the years and the procedures have become easily accessible to an average individual. Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide various procedures to patients in Houston TX, and surrounding locations.

Consistent Increase in Demand

With each passing year, various plastic surgery procedures have become progressively less complicated, less painful and more affordable. The demand for these procedures has risen with these improvements. Particularly, when a surgical procedure is performed by an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon, the results are typically very safe and highly desirable.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 15.9 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2015. This comes to one procedure for every 16 adults in the country. Leading cosmetic surgeons at ACPS receive patients from Houston, TX, and nearby areas.

Wider Acceptance of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery figures released officially by the ASPS shed light on the widening acceptance of aesthetic procedures among the American people.
Rise in Procedures
In 2000, a little over 7.4 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed in the country. This number has grown to 15.9 million in 2015, representing a rise of 115 percent over these years.
Leading Non-Surgical Procedures
Minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures have seen robust growth in recent years. New techniques have made these procedures more successful and involving little to no downtime. The five leading minimally invasive procedures in 2015 included:

  • Botox: 6.7 million
  • Dermal Fillers: 2.4 million
  • Chemical Peels: 1.3 million
  • Laser Hair Removal: 1.1 million
  • Microdermabrasion: 0.8 million

Leading Plastic Surgery Procedures
Liposuction and breast implant surgery have continued to be the topmost procedures in demand over the last few years. In 2015, breast implants secured the first place, followed by liposuction. The following top five procedures are ranked according to their popularity in 2015:

  • Breast Augmentation: 279,143
  • Liposuction: 222,051
  • Nose Reshaping: 217,919
  • Eyelid Surgery: 203,934
  • Tummy Tuck: 127,967

Butt Implants Gaining Popularity
On year-on-year basis, the highest growth percentage in cosmetic surgery procedures was witnessed in butt implant surgery in 2015. Until a decade ago, almost no one wanted buttock augmentation. In 2014, a total of 1,863 surgeries were performed, while 2015 saw a substantial jump to 2,540 surgeries.
Broad Range of Procedures
Plastic surgery is no longer confined to just breast enlargement or facelift. A diverse range of procedures in 2015 included the following:

  • Breast Lift: 99,614
  • Buttock Lift: 4,767
  • Lower Body Lift: 8,431
  • Upper Arm Lift: 4,959

Breast Reduction for Males
In 2015, an interesting new trend has emerged for men’s surgeries. Men accounted for about 40 percent of breast reduction procedures in 2015, setting a new record for this procedure.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.