22 Jul Frequency of Plastic Surgery in 2009
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has recently reported almost 10 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2009. Like most other industries, the plastic surgery industry has suffered from the effects of the recession. The number of overall cosmetic surgery procedures dropped by 2.4% from 2008-2009. This is a relatively small dip in cosmetic surgery numbers. Since 1997, the number of annual plastic surgery procedures has increased by 146.7%. Therefore, many industry professionals believe that the drop is directly related to the recession and will certainly increase in the coming years.
In 2009, nearly all plastic surgery procedures decreased in frequency. The only plastic surgery procedures which increased were buttock augmentation and buttock lifts. The biggest procedure drops were seen in forehead lifts, facelifts, surgical lip augmentation, and chin augmentation. On the other hand, non-surgical procedures have experienced a boost in the last few years. The most popular procedures are anti-aging injectables and laser treatments such as Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, and laser hair removal. It makes sense that non-surgical procedures increased in frequency because of their ease and cost. Most procedures cost less per treatment and usually require less recovery time. This is often the way to go for patients who want to save money where they can.
When visiting their plastic surgeon Los Angeles residents will often ask for breast implants. For the second year in a row, 2009 statistics have reported that breast augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. Some professionals are reporting that when it comes to breast implants Los Angeles women are eager to visit their plastic surgeon for more realistic silicone gel implants. There was a 20 year moratorium on silicone gel implants that have recently been lifted. Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular surgery for patients 19-34 years old; while liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for patients age 35-50.
When thinking of rhinoplasty Los Angeles residents often guess that southern California is the biggest hot spot for the popular surgery. In reality, the region of the United States reporting the most rhinoplasty procedures is the New England and Middle Atlantic states. The number of overall rhinoplasty surgeries in the United States decreased by about 8% between 2008 and 2009. The number of rhinoplasty procedures is, like breast augmentation surgery, expected to increase as the economy improves.
Whether getting breast implants or rhinoplasty Beverly Hills residents are encouraged to visit a Board Certified plastic surgeon in their area and ask questions about the procedure in which they are interested. In addition, if you are considering getting plastic surgery and cost is an issue, there are many companies and plastic surgeons that offer plastic surgery financing.