In February, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its annual report on the number of plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. According to the report, the total number of procedures increased by 5% over 2009 to a total of 13.1 million procedures.
Breast augmentation remains the most popular procedure, with the number performed growing 2% over the 2009 number. Liposuction kept pace and tummy tucks saw modest gains over 2009. What is most striking, though is the sudden, dramatic increase in face lift procedures.
According to the ASPS, the number of face lift procedures surged 9% over 2009 figures, the procedure's first growth since 2007. There are likely a number of reasons for face lift's rebound. As the population continues to age, we have long expected demand to increase for face lifts and other facial rejuvenation procedures. And as the economic recovery picks up speed, people feel secure enough to invest in a procedure that requires a bigger outlay of both recovery time and money, but provides great long-term results. Finally, years of experience with nonsurgical procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are informing people these are a good short-term measure, but no substitute for a face lift.
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic plastic surgery options, please call 212-750-9494 email New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today to schedule a consultation.