Jan
31
2012

What is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States?

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According to the ASPS 2010 plastic surgery statistics report, the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in 2010 was breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty).

1,555,614 cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2010 and 296,203 of these procedures were for breast augmentation.

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

Procedure                             Number

Breast augmentation               296,203
Rhinoplasty                             252,261
Eyelid surgery                         208,764
Liposuction                             203,106
Abdominoplasty                      116,352

Number of Breat Augmentation Procedures by Year

Year                Number
2010               296,203
2009               289,328
2000               212,500

Silicone implants were used in 60% of all breast augmentations in 2010. Most breast augmentation procedures are performed on women between the ages of 30 and 39.

Breast Augmentation Procedures by Age Group (2010)

Age               Number         % of total
13-19                 8,525              3%
20-29               90,273            30%
30-39             107,638            36%
40-54               82,666            28%
55 and over       7,101              2%

Cost

The national average surgeon/physician fee of breast augmentation was $3,351 with a total expenditure of $992,432,214.

Related information:

Breast implant figures 2003
Cosmetic Surgery Europe
Hispanics opting for plastic surgery

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