The Science of Beauty
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
United States membership to the Aesthetic Society is restricted to American Board of Plastic Surgery certified physicians who meet a minimum number of surgical procedures performed and commit to a minimum number of continuing medical education hours. We rank these clinicians for their contributions to our survey.
Since 1997, there has been over 147% increase in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures increased by 50%, and nonsurgical procedures increased by 231%.
Americans spent almost $10.5 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2009.
Men had over 900,000 cosmetic procedures, over 9 percent of the total. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased over 8 percent from 2008.
Women had over 9 million cosmetic procedures, over 90% of the total. The number of cosmetic procedures for women decreased over 3 percent from 2008.
Top 5 non-surgical procedures for 2009 were: Botox injections, hyaluronic acid, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and chemical peel.
Ages 35-50 had the most cosmetic procedures almost 4.5 million/44% of the people. Ages 19-34 had 20% of procedures; 51-64 had 27% of procedures; 65 and over had 7% of procedures; 18 and younger had 2% of procedures.