The stats indicate an increase in plastic surgery procedures in America and also the change in the nature of the procedures.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeon otherwise known as ASPS have been an integral part of medical body in America. From establishing and developing groundbreaking procedures and cosmetic surgeries, they have yielded a major amount of money for the medical community. The ASPS has recently conducted a survey to see where and how the plastic surgeries have gone in the past fifteen years.
The organization published its findings in a report, which analysed statistics from 2000 to 2015 to track trends across the $12 billion industry.The statistics revealed some interesting results.
The survey was conducted by the institution over the span of 15 years starting from 2000 when plastic surgery became in vogue for several cosmetic procedures like liposuction, nose jobs and facelift.
Even then the plastic surgeries were stigmatized. The statistics recorded that as the years have passed, the rate of plastic surgeries have also increased.
More people are opting for plastic surgery due to convenience of costs and availability. More and more people are working with their plastic surgeon to make more procedures successful and surprisingly, they are opting for modification of body parts that were not so common before.
All in all, ASPS recorded that there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2015. This is a 2% increase since 2014.
Facelifts and nose jobs are still the most famous procedures and there has been a steady increase in their occurrence. The one type of surgery that has seen a surprising increase in the past year has been butt lifts and butt implants.
Butt implants in 2015 were at an all-time high with Americans undergoing 2,540 of these procedures, a 36% uptick from 2014. The number of butt lifts performed also increased by 36% to 4,767 total procedures in 2015.
There was also a change in vogue as more men were engaged this time in, breast reduction. Yes, men went under the knife for breast reduction. The reductions constituted of a total of 27,456 procedures.
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This is a five percent increase over the previous year and a 35 percent growth since 2000, the ASPS said. The other breast related procedure has been the breast reconstruction procedure for cancer patients which was a total of more than 106,000 procedures performed in 2015, four percent more than in 2014 and 35 percent more than in 2000.