• Plastic surgery and skincare trends for men: Hello, handsome [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Good news for the cosmetic industry - men are now investing in plastic surgery, beauty products and anti-aging services. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 10 percent of plastic surgery procedures, a 121 percent increase from 15 years ago, are performed on men. The top five focus on the face (rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and facelift) or on body contouring procedures like liposuction and male breast reduction (gynecomastia).  

  • The evolution of breasts from A to D [Infographic]

    While it is difficult to imagine a time when wood chips and glass balls were used as breast implant materials, it is easy to see why breast augmentation is a top plastic surgery procedure for today’s modern woman. Your average breast augmentation recipient is in her mid-30s, is married and has some college education. 94 percent of those women are satisfied with their FDA-approved silicone implants, which outnumber saline 70 percent to 30 percent ever since they were re-approved in 2006. 

  • Facts and figures: 15 years of cosmetic surgery statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery hits a 15-year landmark in 2011 and show that over 10 billion dollars were spent on cosmetic surgery in the US. Botox celebrates 10 years of FDA-approval in the US this year and has been the most popular procedure every year since making its way to the cosmetic market. While nonsurgical procedures like Botox and fillers have had a huge 356 percentincrease from 1997, surgery still comprises 60 percent of the total money spent on plastic surgery procedures. 

  • Facial plastic surgery priorities change in tough economy [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Two surveys published in the September 2011 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal have shown that patients and physicians don’t see eye to eye on facial plastic surgery choices during the recession. While the surveys did confirm that patients are delaying facial rejuvenation (brow lift, facelift, eyelid surgery) for nonsurgical alternatives (fillers, botulinum toxin, laser skin resurfacing), long-lasting results are more important to them than low costs and quick results. 

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