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Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases statistics compiled from tracked data and surveys given to member surgeons throughout the United States, such as Dr. Terry Myckatyn in St. Louis. Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, according to the most recent numbers published in March, which indicate that the total number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed by member surgeons in the U.S. rose from 1,715,244 in 2015 to 1,780,987 in 2016.
The top five cosmetic surgery procedures on the list all made gains in the past year, with breast augmentation in the top spot once again, enjoying a four percent increase from 2015. This was followed by liposuction (a six percent increase), nose reshaping (a two percent increase), eyelid surgery (a two percent increase), and facelifts (a four percent increase).
Other popular procedures on the list included tummy tuck (which maintained its position with no change of note) and breast lift (which enjoyed a two percent increase).
In fact, of all the 28 surgical procedures listed (which included labiaplasty for the first time), only two surgeries saw a drop in numbers: breast reduction (down four percent) and chin augmentation (also down four percent).
The most popular cosmetic procedure overall was not surgery, but injections of Botulinum toxin type A, the most popular of which comes in the form of BOTOX®.
To learn more about the surgeries on this list—and what makes them so popular throughout the country, contact West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University by calling (314) 996-8800 or send a message online.