2015 Statistics

Highlights of the ASAPS 2014 Statistics on Cosmetic Surgery

There were more than 10 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2014. Surgical procedures accounted for 60% of the total expenditures and nonsurgical procedures accounted for 40% of the total expenditures.

Americans have spent more than 12 billion dollars during each calendar year in 2013 and 2014 on combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures – the most money spent on elective aesthetic cosmetic procedures since 2008.

The most popular surgical procedure in 2014 was Liposuction with 342,494 procedures performed. Breast Augmentation was the second most popular surgical procedure with 286,694 procedures performed.

Buttock Augmentation procedures increased in number by 86% in 2014 and Labiaplasty increased by 49% in 2014.

80% of breast implants used in 2014 were silicone and 20% were saline.

While some of the nonsurgical procedures saw decreases in 2014, Nonsurgical Fat Reduction was a standout with a 43% increase in 2014.

Since 1997, there has been a 274% increase in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures increased by 82% and nonsurgical procedures increased by 508%.

While certain breast procedures including Augmentation were down in 2014, Breast Revisions were way up, by 30%, which may be attributed to the fact that implants are not forever devices, despite popular belief.

The top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2014 were: Liposuction (342,494 procedures), Breast Augmentation (286,694 procedures), Eyelid Surgery (165,714 procedures), Tummy Tuck (164,021 procedures), and Nose Surgery (145,909 procedures).

The top five nonsurgical procedures were: Botulinum Toxin (3,588,218 procedures), Hyaluronic Acid (1,696,621 procedures), Hair Removal (828,480 procedures), Chemical Peel (484,053 procedures) and Microdermabrasion (417,034 procedures).

When procedures performed by physician assistants and nurse injectors are included, the total number of cosmetic non-invasive procedures performed in the United States in 2014 increases to over 13 million.

For the fourth year in a row, ASAPS’ annual survey asked doctors for the total number of nonsurgical procedures being performed in their practices by physicians, their physician assistants and nurse injectors. The total number of procedures performed in the practices surveyed: Botulinum Toxin Type A (4,606,728), Hyaluronic Acid (2,032,238), Hair Removal (1,080,082), Chemical Peel (690,144) and Microdermabrasion (636,003).

Women had more than 9.6 million cosmetic procedures, 90% of the total. The number of cosmetic procedures for women increased over 429% from 1997.

The top five surgical procedures for women were: Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Eyelid Surgery and Breast Lift.

Men had more than 1 million cosmetic procedures performed - 10% of the total. The number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased over 273% from 1997.

The top five surgical procedures for men were: Liposuction, Nose Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Male Breast Reduction and Facelift.

People age 35-50 had the most procedures performed – over 4.2 million and 40.1% of the total. People age 51-64 had 31%, age 19-34 had 17.2%, age 65 and over had 10.4%, age 18 and under had 1.3%.

The most common surgical procedure for people age 35-50 was Liposuction, age 51-64 it was Liposuction, age 19- 34 it was Breast Augmentation, age 65 and over it was Facelift, age 18 and under it was Ear Surgery.

Racial and ethnic minorities had approximately 22% of all cosmetic procedures: African-Americans (7.1%), Asians (5.1%), Hispanics (8.3%), and other non-Caucasians (1.3%).

Where cosmetic surgeries were performed: Offi ce facility (56.3%), hospital (17.2%), and free-standing surgical center (26%).

Statistics courtesy of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

2014 Top Surgical Procedures

2014 Top Nonsurgical Procedures

2014 Top Procedures for Women

2014 Top Procedures for Men

2014 Top Procedures for Men

2014 vs. 1997

2014 Statistics by Region

2014 Procedures by Race

2014 Money Spent