The Latest Plastic Surgery Statistics from the American Society of Plastic SurgeonsPublished on
Americans are pursuing plastic surgery in record numbers. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons approximately 17.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2017, with surgical procedures accounting for 1.8 million of the total number of procedures.
In this blog post, Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Debra Johnson breaks down the top five surgical procedures.
1. Breast Augmentation
For the twelfth year in a row, breast augmentation is the top cosmetic surgical procedure. There were 300,378 breast augmentations performed in 2017, up 3 percent over the previous year. Dr. Johnson can help you enhance the size of your breasts using saline or silicone breast implants. Women bothered by the size, shape or droopiness of their breasts can combine breast augmentation with a breast lift surgery to reposition the nipple and tighten the skin envelope.
Liposuction was the second most popular procedure of 2017, with 246,354 procedures performed. The gold standard in fat removal, liposuction can remove unwanted bulges of fat from various body areas (abdomen, back, thighs, buttocks, etc.) to create slimmer and more sculpted body contours. There are a number of liposuction techniques Dr. Johnson can perform to help each individual patient treat their problem areas.
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, increased 5 percent from the previous year, with a total of 218,924 procedures performed. Rhinoplasty can address a variety of cosmetic concerns with the nose such as size, a bump on the bridge, a crooked nasal tip or overly large nostrils. It can also be performed to correct a structural problem that impairs proper breathing.
4. Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, totaled 209,571 procedures in 2017. Upper eyelid surgery eliminates loose, drooping skin and tissue on the lids, which often create a tired, older or upset appearance. Lower eyelid surgery improves wrinkles on the lower eyelids, and reduces the puffiness caused by protruding fat pockets.
5. Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) made a comeback in 2017, bumping facelift into sixth place. There were a total of 129,753 tummy tucks performed, a 2 percent increase from the previous year. The procedure eliminates excess skin and fat, as well as tightening the abdominal wall ,for a flatter and firmer abdomen.
What Are Your Cosmetic Needs?
Dr. Johnson would be happy to discuss your cosmetic needs, and can suggest surgical procedures that can help you achieve your goals. To schedule a personal consultation, please call (916) 929-1833 or send us an email today.