Cosmetic Surgery Statistics for 2008

Here are some interesting facts as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. I am a member of this society.

From 2007-2008, there was over a 12 percent decrease in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures decreased by 15 percent, and nonsurgical procedures decreased by almost 12 percent.

The top five surgical cosmetic procedures in 2008 were: breast augmentation (355,671 procedures); liposuction (341,144 procedures); eyelid surgery (195,104 procedures); rhinoplasty or nose reshaping (152,434 procedures); and abdominoplasty or tummy tuck (147,392 procedures).

The top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2008 were: Botox® injection (2,464,123 procedures); laser hair removal (1,280,964 procedures); hyaluronic acid (1,262,848 procedures); chemical peel (591,808 procedures); and laser skin resurfacing (570,880 procedures).