Highlights from the Cosmetic Surgery Databank Statistics 2016

The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons recently published 20 year national data on surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. The data is based on questionnaire results from 795 plastic surgeons and projected to reflect a nationwide result.

Highlights include:

  • In 2016, surgical procedures rose by 3.5% and non-surgical procedures rose by 7%
  • The surgical procedures which showed the greatest growth in 2016 were fat transfer to the breast (41%), labiaplasty (23%), buttock lift (21%), fat transfer to the face (17%) and breast implant explantation (13%)
  • The top five cosmetic (not funded by insurance) surgical procedures in order were liposuction, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, eyelid surgery and breast lift.
  • Men accounted for only 9% of surgical patients. Interestingly, they also accounted for 9% of non-surgical patients.
  • Patients aged between 35- 50 years formed the largest age group (38.8%) having surgical and non-surgical procedures, followed by patients aged 51-64 years (25.6%)
  • The greatest percentage increase in operations performed in the last 20 years was in arm lifts, breast lifts, thigh lifts and tummy tucks. Chin augmentation and browlift showed a percentage decrease in growth over the same period.

A full summary of the statistics can be found in Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2017, Volume 37, supplement 2.


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