The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has announced that 2014 was a big year for cosmetic surgery. It is not too surprising to note that breast augmentation and Facial Treatments were the most popular procedures last year.
Dr. Stavrou, Assistant Professor at St George’s University of London/University of Nicosia Medical School presents to you some rather remarkable facts concerning cosmetic surgery.
Liposuction is the most popular procedure amongst men.
It is interesting to note that men are just as concerned with body fat as women. Liposuction turned out to be the most popular in the one million procedures performed on men. Rhinoplasty, breast reduction and face lifts followed closely behind.
Many women are having their breast augmentations re-done.
This procedure is not necessarily a one-time surgery. Occasionally some kind of tweaking is required, i.e. changing the implant size or fixing post-op sagging. While the actual number of breast enhancements decreased, the number of revision surgeries increased by 30% from 2013.
35-50 Year olds have the most work done.
Over 4 million of the procedures carried out in 2014 were performed on those between the ages of 35-50, mostly facelifts, followed closely by liposuctions.
22% of all cosmetic surgeries are performed on minority groups.
Hispanics were the largest ethnic group to be operated on, followed by African-Americans and Asians.
Botulinum Toxin is the No. 1 non-surgical procedure for 14 years straight.
Facial Treatments is the top non-surgical procedure since the year 2000. Over 4 million people were injected last year alone. This proves that for younger looking skin, Facial Treatments is still the best solution.