ASPS Presents: Patients of Courage 2011
ASPS Report Shows Second Year of Consecutive Growth in Plastic Surgery Market
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released their annual statistics report last week, and it shows that Americans chose 1.6 million procedures last year.
When combined with minimally invasive procedures like Botox or Laser Treatment, the total comes to a much greater 13.8 million procedures.
Based on the latest statistics, the society is reporting a 5 percent increase in procedures for 2011.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons presents Patients of Courage 2011. The stories documented here recognize four inspirational people whose lives have been changed by reconstructive surgery. They are now working to help others in need.
During the ASPS meeting in in Denver this year, they were recognized and served as ambassadors for all Patients of Courage nominees. The 2011 honorees are Aaron Mankin, Dee Dee Ricks, Jamie Verdi and Dallas Wiens.
With consumer confidence rising across the board, the demand for plastic surgery is rising as well.
“Consumer confidence was up and auto sales rose 10 percent,” said ASPS President Malcom Roth, “so it is not surprising that we would also see increased demand for plastic surgery procedures,” he concluded.
Procedures in cosmetic surgery increased 2 percent. For the first time since 2004, facelift surgery is among the top five cosmetic surgeries.
The number of tummy tucks decreased during 2011, while chin augmentation nearly doubled. Here are the top 5 for 2011:
- 307,000 Breast augmentation procedures
- 244,000 Rhinoplasty procedures
- 205,000 Liposuction procedures
- 196,000 Eyelid surgery procedures
- 119,000 Facelift procedures
Surgeons also reported a sharp increase in lip augmentation procedures; at more than 25,000 procedures performed, they were up 49 percent from 2010.