Nearly 11.7 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2007, according to statistics released today by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Aesthetic Society, which has been collecting multi-specialty procedural statistics since 1997 says the overall number of cosmetic procedures has increased 457 percent since the collection of the statistics first began. The most frequently performed procedure was Botox injections and the most popular surgical procedure was liposuction.“Our statistics confirm that aesthetic plastic surgery is not defined by race or gender,” said Aesthetic Society president Foad Nahai, MD. “The number of surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed on men increased 17 percent since last year, and 22 percent of the aesthetic procedures were performed on traditional racial and ethnic minorities.”

TRENDS AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

Top surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures among men and women in 2007:
Surgical Number of procedures Nonsurgical Number of procedures
Liposuction 456,828 Botox 2,775,176
Breast augmentation 399,440 Hyaluronic Acid
(Hylaform, Juvederm, Restylane)
1,448,716
Eyelid surgery 240,763 Laser Hair Removal 1,412,657
Abdominoplasty 185,335 Microdermabrasion 829,658
Female breast reduction 153,087 Laser Skin Resurfacing 647,707
Top cosmetic procedures for WOMEN
Surgical Number of  procedures Nonsurgical Number of  procedures
Breast augmentation 399,440 Botox 2,445,656
Lipoplasty 398,848 Hyaluronic Acid
(Hylaform, Juvederm, Restylane)
1,364,533
Eyelid surgery 208,199 Laser Hair Removal 1,226,974
Abdominoplasty 180,457 Microdermabrasion 743,748
Breast Reduction 153,087 IPL Laser Treatment 584,530

Women had 91 percent of cosmetic procedures. The number of procedures (surgical and nonsurgical) performed on women was over 10.6 million, an increase of 1 percent from the previous year. Surgical procedures increased 9 percent; nonsurgical procedures decreased by less than 1 percent. Since 1997, surgical procedures increased 142 percent, while nonsurgical procedures have increased 743 percent.

Top cosmetic procedures for MEN:
Surgical Number of  procedures Nonsurgical Number of  procedures
Liposuction 57,980 Botox injection 329,519
Eyelid surgery 32,564 Laser hair removal 185,684
Rhinoplasty 31,713 Microdermabrasion 85,910
Male breast reduction 20,280 Hyaluronic Acid
(Hylaform, Juvederm, Restylane)
84,184
Hair transplantation 16,491 IP laser treatment 63,177

Men had 9 percent of cosmetic procedures. The number of procedures (surgical and nonsurgical) performed on men was just over 1 million, an increase of 17 percent from the previous year. Surgical procedures increased 5 percent; nonsurgical procedures increased 21 percent. Since 1997, surgical procedures have increased 3 percent while nonsurgical procedures have increased 886 percent.

Frequency of cosmetic procedures by AGE GROUP:
% of total Age Number of procedures Top surgical procedure Top nonsurgical procedure
47% 35-50 5.4 million Liposuction Botox
25% 51-64 2.9 million Eyelid Surgery Botox
21% 19-34 2.4 million Breast augmentation Laser Hair Removal
6% 65 and over 700,096 Eyelid Surgery Botox
2% 18 and under 205,119 Cosmetic ear surgery Laser Hair Removal

Racial and Ethnic Distribution
Traditional racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 22 percent of all cosmetic procedures in 2007. Hispanics again led minority racial and ethnic groups in the number of procedures: Hispanics, 9 percent; African-Americans, 6 percent; Asians, 5 percent; and other non-Caucasians, 2 percent.

Location and Fees
Almost fifty-four percent (54 percent) of cosmetic procedures in 2007 were performed in office-based facilities; 28 percent in freestanding surgicenters; and 17 percent in hospitals. Americans spent just over $13 billion on cosmetic procedures; $8.3 billion was for surgical procedures, and $4.7 billion was for nonsurgical procedures.