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News & Features 2016 Cosmetic Surgery Statistics

Cosmetic Procedures Rise in 2016

Growth seen in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
March 15, 2016

Cosmetic surgery procedures increased by 3.5% last year, according to 2016 statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The number of nonsurgical procedures, such as injectables and laser hair removal, were up 7% in 2016.

The top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2016 were liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery and breast lift. The procedures seeing the largest increases were fat transfer to the breast, labiaplasty and buttock lift.

The top five cosmetic nonsurgical procedures in 2016 were botulinum toxin, hyaluronic acid, laser hair removal, photorejuvenation and chemical peel. Seeing the most growth in nonsurgical procedures were photorejuvenation, hyaluronic acid and laser tattoo removal.

Other highlights of the 2016 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank include:

  • Injectables, including Botox and Dermal Fillers, saw a 10% increase in 2016.
  • Fat Transfer to the Breast increased by 41%, with more than 25,000 procedures performed.
  • Photorejuvenation became one of the top nonsurgical procedures with 650,000 procedures performed, a 36% increase from last year.
  • Labiaplasty procedures increased by 23%.
  • Chemical Peels became one of the most popular procedures for men, joining Botox, Hylauronic Acid, Hair Removal and Photorejuvenation as their nonsurgical procedures of choice.
  • Buttock Lifts saw a 21% increase in 2016.

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