2015 Statistics

2002 National Totals for Cosmetic Procedures

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:

2002             1,620,736
20011,609,608
1997972,996

The number of non-surgical procedures performed in 1997, 2001 and 2002 were:

2002             5,268,795      
20016,860,755
19971,126,277

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 Surgery229,092up 44% since 1997
Rhinoplasty156,973up 15% since 1997
Breast Reduction125,614up 162% since 1997

Top Five Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
The Top Five Non-Surgical Procedures performed in 2002:

Botox Injections             1,658,667
Microdermabrasion1,032,417
Collagen Injections793,120
Laser Hair Removal736,458
Chemical Peel495,415

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:

Liposuction
Breast Augmentation
Eyelid Surgery
Rhinoplasty
Breast Reduction

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:

Liposuction
Rhinoplasty
Eyelid Surgery
Hair Transplantation
Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)