The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that liposuction unseated breast augmentation as the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States. In 2013, 363,912 liposuction procedures were performed, an increase of 16 percent from 2012. Breast augmentations saw a small drop from 2012.
The report, released earlier this year, also found that 2013 saw the most spending on cosmetic surgery since the recession of 2008. Over the year, Americans spent a total of more than $12 million on cosmetic procedures.
The ASAPS also reported that buttock augmentation and labiaplasty represented the largest increase in the number of procedures performed, with the number of buttock augmentations increasing by 58 percent and labiaplasties by 44 percent compared to 2012.
The organization also tracks nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, which saw a 13 percent increase in 2013. Procedures in this category include Botox, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, and others.
Women still underwent the lion’s share of procedures at 90.6 percent of the total 11 million procedures performed in the U.S. last year. However, each year sees more men choosing cosmetic procedures, and they’ve seen an increase of more than 273 percent since 1997.
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