The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) sent out a survey to 14,000 doctors and used the results to project national averages for 23,000 medical specialists. The results have an error margin of +/- 4.04%.
Total Cosmetic Procedures Performed
Nearly 6.9 million surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed in 2002. There was 22.8% increase from 1997 to 2002. There was a 1% increase in surgical procedures and a 23% decrease in non-surgical procedures from 2001 to 2002.
According to the ASAPS, the number of surgical procedures performed in 1997, 2001 and 2002 were:
The number of non-surgical procedures performed in 1997, 2001 and 2002 were:
Top Five Cosmetic Surgical Procedures
The Top Five Surgical Procedures performed in 2002:
|Liposuction||372,831||up 11% since 1997|
|Breast Augmentation||249,641||up 147% since 1997|
|Eyelid Surgery||229,092||up 44% since 1997|
|Rhinoplasty||156,973||up 15% since 1997|
|Breast Reduction||125,614||up 162% since 1997|
Top Five Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
The Top Five Non-Surgical Procedures performed in 2002:
|Laser Hair Removal||736,458|
Botox injections were up 4% since 2001; up 2446% since 1997 and microdermabrasion was up 13% since 2001.
Cosmetic Procedures for Women
Females had 6.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2002, 88% of the total performed.
Top Five Surgical Procedures for women performed in 2002:
Cosmetic Procedures for Men
Males had 800,000 cosmetic procedures in 2002, 12% of the total performed.
Top Five Surgical Procedures for men performed in 2002:
Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)