Statistics 2013: Cosmetic surgery on the rise [INFOGRAPHIC]
Statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) indicate that cosmetic surgery has come back from “The Great Recession” of 2008 in a major way. There was a double digit, 12% increase in the amount of cosmetic procedures from the previous year, adding up to a landmark $12 billion in total spent by Americans in 2013. Liposuction increased 16.3% last year and bumped breast augmentation into the number two spot, followed by eyelid surgery, tummy tuck and nose surgery. Botulinum toxin injections and fillers for anti-aging took top spots in the nonsurgical category totaling over 5.5 million procedures and over $2.5 billion spent for those injectables alone.
Results also showed a not-so-surprising increase for female surgery below-the-belt, specifically, buttock augmentation and labiaplasty. How popular is it? RealSelf.com has real patient “Worth It” ratings that say 94% of women are satisfied with their Brazilian butt lifts and 85% of women with their labiaplasties.