Thursday, March 19, 2009
Most Popular Surgical Procedure in the US? BREAST AUGMENTATION
Reported by the American Society for Aestheic Plastic Surgery Association over 10.2 million plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2008.” The Aesthetic Society, after collecting multi-specialty procedural statistics since 1997, says the overall number of cosmetic procedures has increased 162 percent since the collection of the statistics first began. The most frequently performed nonsurgical procedure was Botox injections and the most popular surgical procedure was breast augmentation.” According to this study, Breast Augmentation is the most performed surgical procedure for Women and Liposuction is the top cosmetic procedure for Men. The number one non-surgical procedure for both men and women are botox injections. This study calculated that over 53% of these cosmetic procedures were performed in Doctor's offices n 2008, 26% in freestanding surgery centers and 19% were performed in hospitals. "Americans spent just under $12 billion on cosmetic procedures; $7.2 billion was for surgical procedures, and $4.6 billion was for nonsurgical procedures."
To learn more about these statistics visit: http://www.surgery.org/press/news-release.php?iid=517 (Source)