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News & Features Aesthetic procedures see increase in 2015

Aesthetic Procedures Increase 20% in 2015

Both surgical and nonsurgical procedures see rise

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
March 8, 2016

The number of aesthetic procedures increased by 20% last year, according to statistics from the 2015 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank. The annual report, presented by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), indicated a 7% increase in surgical procedures and a 22% rise in nonsurgical procedures.

The 2015 ASAPS report highlights several emerging and changing trends, including a rapid increase in Buttock Augmentation and the continued popularity of injectable dermal fillers and botulinum toxin products:

  • Breast Lift replaced Rhinoplasty as the fifth most popular surgical procedure. The first four are Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck and Eyelid Surgery.
  • Fat Transfer to the face is a new statistical category this year, landing ninth among the most popular surgical procedures.
  • Nonsurgical Skin Tightening jumped from ninth to seventh among the most popular nonsurgical procedures. This treatment was the fifth most popular for men.
  • Labiaplasty, still considered a "new" procedure, rose by 16% increase in 2015.
  • Buttock Augmentation saw a 21% increase in implants and fat transfer combined and a 32% increase in buttock lifts.
  • The two most popular injectables (Botulinum Toxin and Hyaluronic Acid) both saw continued growth, with botulinum toxin (BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin) surpassing 4 million procedures performed in 2015. Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Perlane, Restylane, Belotero) surpassed 2 million procedures for the first time.

Americans spent more than $13.5 billion on aesthetic procedures, a $1.5 billion increase from 2014. Surgical procedures accounted for 58% of total expenditures, surpassing the $8 billion mark. Nonsurgical procedures accounted for 42%, accounting for more than $5 billion spent.

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