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ASPS data highlights cosmetic surgery trends over last 14 years

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released cosmetic procedure data from 2014. This information highlights key trends in plastic surgery over the last 14 years and offers insight into beauty preferences and where the industry might head in the next few years.

Last year’s data supports similar high-growth trends demonstrated in 2013, with the same top five surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures across both years. The past year also marked steady growth, with a 3 percent total rise in cosmetic surgeries over 2013 and a 111 percent increase over 2000. Minimally-invasive options saw 4 percent overall growth year-over-year, while surgical procedures rose only 1 percent.

“The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as medical advancements are made and technology improves resulting in a wider array of options for patients,” said ASPS President Scot Glasberg. “Today, more than ever, patients are empowered with choices to achieve the results they are seeking. Through open communication and a mutual understanding of expectations, patients work closely with their surgeon to determine the procedures most appropriate for them to achieve their optimal outcomes.”

One trend that saw massive growth in 2014 was the rise in pectoral implants. This trend saw a 208 percent year-over-year increase, with 1,054 procedures done over 342 in 2013. Butt implants saw the second largest growth rate at 98 percent, with 1,863 operations performed.

Despite being the most popular procedures, breast implants, eyelid surgery, facelifts and rhinoplasty all saw a slight decline in popularity, with only liposuction seeing growth. Of the top five most popular non-invasive procedures, only microdermabrasion saw a slight decline.

If you’re considering any cosmetic surgery, contact Maryland Plastic Surgery, and we’ll schedule a consultation for you soon.

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