There were nearly 11.5 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed in the United States, as reported by the American Plastic Surgery Society. Surgical procedures accounted for nearly 19% of the total with nonsurgical procedures making up 81% of the total.
From 2004-2005, there was a decrease of 4 percent in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures showed an increase of 1% with nonsurgical procedures falling by 4 percent. This is bucking the previous trend of increasing nonsurgical treatments, as is seen in southern california plastic surgery.
Since 1997 there has been an increase of 444 percent in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures have increased by 119 percent, nonsurgical procedures by 726 percent.
The top five surgical procedures cosmetic procedures in 2007 were:
Liposuction with 455,489 procedures performed, down five percent from last year. Interestingly, 21% of these procedures were ultrasound-assisted Lipoplasty (UAL)
Breast Augmentation with 364,610 procedures up nine percent from 2004. For the first time, we categorized saline vs. silicone augmentation. 83.4 percent of respondents used the saline device, 16.6 percent the silicone implant. This might change for breast augmentation in Los Angels since the FDA has approved silicone implants.
Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) came in third with 231,467 procedures down 20 percent from 2006
Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) is the forth most common procedure with 200,924 procedures performed, an increase of 21 percent over 2006
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) reported 169,314 procedures, up 12 percent from 2006.