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5 Plastic Surgery Statistics That Will Surprise You

Plastic surgery has helped people improve their self-confidence and self-esteem by enhancing their physical assets and correcting defects. There are many plastic surgery procedures available to both men and women. These include liposuction, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, facelift, thigh lift, eyelid surgery among others. According to a 2013 plastic surgery statistics report, social media platforms, which are mainly image based, have made many people to be more aware of their looks. As a result, there was an increase in some cosmetic procedures in 2013. Below are 5 plastic surgery statistics that will shock you.

Gender Distribution

According to a research carried out in 2013, women accounted for 91% of all non-surgical and surgical procedures which totaled to 13.1 million cosmetic procedures. This was 1% increase from 2012 to 2013. Surgical procedures accounted for 1.4 million which was a 1% increase from the previous year. There were 11.8 million non-surgical procedures which was a 3% increase from 2012.

Men accounted for 9% of cosmetic procedures and this totaled to 1.2 million procedures. In 2013, 204,000 surgical and 1 million non-surgical procedures were recorded. These figures remained constant through 2012 to 2013.

Age Distribution

According to the plastic surgery statistics report, plastic surgery was more prevalent among patients between the ages of 40-54 with a total record of 6.9 million procedures. 26% of those who had plastic surgery were 55 years and above and this figure totaled to 3.7 million. In 2013, 2.5 million patients between the ages of 30-39 underwent cosmetic procedure. Over 800,000 patients between the ages of 20-29 underwent both surgical and non-surgical procedures. The least number of cosmetic procedures was recorded among patients between the ages of 13-19 and this accounted for 2% of the total number of patients who underwent various cosmetic procedures.

Common Cosmetic Surgeries

The top 5 cosmetic surgery for women in 2013 included:

  • Breast augmentation which had 313,327 procedures performed
  •  312,176 liposuction
  • 151,200 abdominoplasty
  • 137,233 breast lift
  • And 133,185 blepharoplasty procedures.

The top 5 cosmetic surgeries for men included:

  • 51,736 cases of liposuction
  • 28,204 cosmetic eyelid surgeries
  • 26,825 nose surgeries
  • 22,638 male breast reduction
  • And 15,905 ear surgeries.

The most common surgical procedure is breast augmentation with a record of 290,000 procedures. The most common non-surgical procedure is Botulinum Toxin type A which had a record 6.3 million procedures and saw a 3% increase from 2012.

Physician Fees

In 2013, 12% more was spent surgical and non-surgical procedures as compared to 2012 and this exceeded the $12 billion mark. Of the $12.1 billion, $7 billion was spent on surgical procedures; $2.6 billion was spent on injectable while $1.9 billion was spent on skin rejuvenation. The highest amount was spent on breast augmentation with a total of $1.06 billion which goes to prove that it is the most common cosmetic procedure among women.

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