ASPS Reports Plastic Surgery Statistics For 2009

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, 4:10 pm

Although it’s been a sluggish year for plastic surgery due to the economy, the long-term outlook is more encouraging. According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 12.5 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in the United States in 2009, down 1 percent from 2008; up 69 percent since 2000. Nearly 5.2 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year.

“The industry has experienced some economic downturn during the later part of the decade due to the recession, but, overall, plastic surgery has seen growth in the first decade of the new millennium,” said ASPS President Michael McGuire, MD. “The current economic climate will likely not have an impact on long-term growth. The largest contributor to the increase in procedures over the past decade has been the advent of injectable wrinkle fighters and other minimally-invasive procedures.”

Cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increased 1 percent, to nearly 11 million procedures in 2009. Minimally-invasive procedures are up 99 percent since 2000. The top five minimally-invasive procedures in 2009 were:

  • Botulinum toxin type A (4.8 million)
  • Soft tissue fillers (1.7 million)
  • Chemical peel (1.1 million)
  • Microdermabrasion (910,000)
  • Laser hair removal (893,000)

» Read more on plasticsurgery.org


Category: Naples Cosmetic Surgery Center Blog


Leave a Reply




Anti-Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree

  • Office Hours
  • Monday - Friday
    9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday - Sunday
    Closed
  • Contact Us
  • Tel: 239.348.4357
    Fax: 239.304.4957
    6101 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 15
    Naples, FL 34119
    Maps