Aesthetic Procedures Increase 20% in 2015
Both surgical and nonsurgical procedures see rise
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.