Americans spent more than $15 billion on combined surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures in 2016, an increase of 11% over the prior year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
“The numbers have been increasing in our industry year-over-year for a variety of reasons,” Daniel C. Mills, MD, president of ASAPS, stated in a news release. “A healthy economy with the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, a desire on the part of baby boomers and their offspring to remain competitive in a youth-centric work force, younger generations recognizing the value in preventative anit-aging care, and, of course, procedural and technical innovations that provide patients with more personalized options in both the surgical and nonsurgical categories. In other words, there’s something for everyone.”
Daniel C. Mills
The $15 billion includes 56% surgical procedures and 44% non-surgical procedures and is the largest dollar amount spent on cosmetic surgery since ASAPS began its Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics survey in 1997, according to the release.
Emerging trends in relatively new surgical procedures include fat transfer to the breast, up 41.4% since 2015; fat transfer to the face, up 16.7% since 2015; and labiaplasty, up 23.2% since 2015.
The top five surgical procedures for men and women in 2016 were liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery and breast lift, while the top five nonsurgical producers were botulinum toxin, hyaluronic acid, hair removal, photorejuvenation and chemical peels, according to the ASAPS.