Cosmetic procedure data from 2014 was released recently by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, highlighting key trends and growth from 2000 through last year. This data can provide key insight into where the plastic surgery industry is headed, and how various trends have shaped its growth in the past.
The 2014 data shows similar growth as 2013, with the same top five procedures in both cosmetic surgery and minimally-invasive procedures as the previous year. Botox injections, laser hair removal, micodermabrasion, chemical peels and dermal fillers all topped the list.
"The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as medical advancements are made and technology improves resulting in a wider array of options for patients," said ASPS President Scot Glasberg. "Today, more than ever, patients are empowered with choices to achieve the results they are seeking. Through open communication and a mutual understanding of expectations, patients work closely with their surgeon to determine the procedures most appropriate for them to achieve their optimal outcomes."
Overall, 3 percent more procedures were performed in 2014 than in 2013, with a 4 percent growth in non-invasive options and a 1 percent increase in surgeries. Overall, there has been a111 percent growth in the number of procedures done since 2000, a remarkable rise in plastic surgery over the last 14 years.
In terms of surgery trends, lip reductions saw a 27 percent rise year-over-year, whilelip augmentations saw a mere 3 percent rise. Overall, it seems many patients are preferring more subtle looks, as breast augmentations also saw a decline while breast reductions rose.
Overall, more than 13,945,000 minimally-invasive procedures were performed in 2014.
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