Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 by doctor

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports Americans Spent More Than 12 Billion in 2014; Procedures for Men Up 43% Over Five Year Period

NEW YORK, NY (March 11, 2015) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released its complete 18th annual multi-specialty statistical data today showing an aesthetic plastic surgery spend consistent with the figures for 2013, with Americans spending more than 12 billion dollars on surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the second year in a row. With more than 10 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2014, those that showed the largest growth in volume on a year-over-year basis included buttock augmentation (up 86%), labiaplasty (up 49%), and nonsurgical fat reduction (up 42%). Additionally, more men are turning to aesthetic cosmetic procedures, with dramatic increases seen in both surgical and nonsurgical options over the past 5 years and a 43% increase overall.

The top five surgical procedures for both men and women combined in 2014 were:

Liposuction (342,494 procedures)
Breast Augmentation (286,694 procedures)
Eyelid Surgery (165,714 procedures)
Tummy Tuck (164,021 procedures)
Nose Surgery (145,909 procedures)

The top five nonsurgical procedures for both men and women combined in 2014 were:

• Botulinum Toxin (3,588,218 procedures)
Hyaluronic Acid (1,696,621 procedures)
• Hair Removal (828,480 procedures)
Chemical Peel (484,053 procedures)
Microdermabrasion (417,034 procedures)

Some of the more popular procedures, including a few in the top five lists above, did see decreases in 2014 including breast augmentation (down 8.5%), ear surgery (down 12.3%), injectables, (down 6.5%) and Photorejuvenation, (down 18.9%). “Despite the decreases in specific procedural areas however, one thing is abundantly clear: The number of men flocking to plastic surgeons for both surgical and nonsurgical procedures continues to increase dramatically and are up 43% this year alone,” states Michael Edwards, MD, President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Over the past 5 years, (since 2010), there have been significant increases in the following procedures for men:

Blepharoplasty (up 34%)
Male Breast Reduction (up 33%)
Facelift (up 44%)

Botulinum Toxin (up 84%)
Hyaluronic Acid (up 94%)
Nonsurgical skin tightening (up 37%)
Intense Pulsed Light (up 44%)