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Cosmetic Surgery Quick Facts 2015

Highlights of the ASAPS 2015 Statistics on Cosmetic Surgery

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According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 12 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States last year. Breast augmentation was among the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures with more than 305,000 procedures performed in 2015.

Highlights of the 2015 Cosmetic Surgery Report

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures in 2015 were Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Eyelid Surgery, Breast Lift

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgeries for Women in 2015 were Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Breast Lift, Eyelid Surgery

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgeries for Men in 2015 were Liposuction, Nose Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Male Breast Reduction, Facelift

All of the information presented on this page is from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank.

Americans spent more than $13.5 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2015, an increase of $1.5 billion from the year before. Surgical procedures accounted for 58% of total 2015 expenditures and nonsurgical procedures accounted for 42%.

More than 12,700 cosmetic procedures were performed in 2015, up 20% over the prior year. Surgical procedures were up 7%, with over 1.9 million procedures performed, and nonsurgical procedures were up 22%, with more than 10.8 million procedures performed.

Statistical data for fat grafting to the breasts, buttocks, and face was reported for the first time this year. There were 18,135 fat grafting procedures to the breasts, 18,487 to the buttocks and 48,059 to the face. Fat transfer to the face was the 9th most popular surgical procedure in 2015.

The total number of cosmetic procedures increased by 39% over the past 5 years. Surgical procedures were up 17% and nonsurgical procedures were up 44%.

The procedures with the most significant increases between 2014 and 2015 were:

  • Nonsurgical Skin Tightening - up 58%
  • Tattoo Removal - up 39%
  • Microdermabrasion - up 34%
  • Buttock Lifts - up 32%
  • Male Breast Reduction - up 26%
  • Injectables - up 21%

Where cosmetic procedures were performed in 2015:

  • Office facility - 61.9%
  • Hospital - 11.9%
  • Free-standing surgical center - 26%

Top 5

The top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2015 were:

  • Liposuction - 396,048 procedures
  • Breast Augmentation - 305,856
  • Tummy Tuck - 180,717
  • Eyelid Surgery - 169,708
  • Breast Lift - 148,967

The top five nonsurgical procedures in 2015 were:

  • Botulinum Toxin - 4,267,038 procedures
  • Hyaluronic Acid - 2,148,326
  • Hair Removal - 1,136,834
  • Chemical Peel - 603,305
  • Microdermabrasion - 557,690

Gender

The top five surgical procedures for women in 2015 were:

  • Liposuction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Breast Lift
  • Eyelid Surgery

Women had more than 11.5 million cosmetic procedures in 2015, 90.5% of the total. The number of cosmetic procedures performed among women has increased more than 538% since 1997.

The top five surgical procedures for men in 2015 were:

  • Liposuction
  • Nose Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Facelift

Men had more than 1.2 million procedures performed, 9.5% of the total. The number of cosmetic procedures performed among men has increased more than 325% since 1997.

Age/Race

People ages 35 to 50 had the most procedures performed (more than 5.1 million, 40.4% of the total).

  • Ages 61 to 64 - 30.2%
  • Ages 19 to 34 - 17.5%
  • Ages 65 & over - 10.2%
  • Ages 18 & under - 1.7%

The most common surgical procedures per age group were:

  • Ages 18 & under - Ear Surgery
  • Ages 19 to 34 - Breast Augmentation
  • Ages 35 to 50 - Liposuction
  • Ages 51 to 64 - Liposuction
  • Ages 65 & over - Eyelid Surgery

Racial and ethnic minorities had about 25% of all cosmetic procedures in 2015, up 3% from last year:

  • African-Americans - 7.7%
  • Asians - 6.2%
  • Hispanics - 9.7%
  • Other Non-Caucasians - 1.3%

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