In previous post I was talking about “How To Deal With Your Aging Fears And Move Forward” and got some questions regarding the number of cosmetic procedures in both men and women.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released their 15thannual multi-specialty procedural statistics.
Almost 9.2 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2011.
If the number of cosmetic surgery procedures increased in men, women are still counting for 90% of the total surgeries.
Cosmetic surgical procedures increased almost 1 percent in the past year, with over 1.6 million procedures in 2011. Surgical procedures accounted for 18% of the total numbers of procedure performed representing 63% of total expenditures. The top five surgical procedures were:
- Liposuction (325,332)
- Breast augmentation (316,848)
- Abdominoplasty (149,410)
- Eyelid surgery (147,540)
- Breast Lift (127,054)
Men had almost 800,000 cosmetic procedures, 9% of the total. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased over 121% from 1997. The top five surgical procedures for men were: liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, breast reduction to treat enlarged male breast, and facelift.
Americans spent nearly $10 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2011. Of that total $6.2 billion was spent on surgical procedures.
These numbers show how much pressure the society is putting on physical appearance, especially among baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964). One reason could be the increasing number of baby boomers looking for love online. CNN reports that internet dating sites are the most popular way people are finding companions and those over 50 are the fastest growing segment of eHarmony’s users.
However the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reported that “adults between the ages of 31 and 45 (generation X) accounted for 43% of all cosmetic procedures in 2010. Baby boomers, aged 51 to 64, who do in fact have more expendable income, accounted for just 28% of such procedures.
Percent of Total All Surgical and Non Surgical Procedures by Age:
1.4% Ages 18 and under
19.5% Ages 19-34
42.9% Ages 35-50 (Gen X)
27.8% Ages 51-64 (baby boomers)
8.3% Ages 65+
Acceptance of those who undergo plastic surgeries is increasing as well, according to ASAPS. A recent survey found that 53 percent of women and 49 percent of men say they approve of plastic surgery. In addition, 67 percent of Americans said they would not be embarrassed if their friends and family knew they had cosmetic surgery.
Read more here :News Releases – Statistics, Surveys.
Reference : 2011 ASAPS Statistics: Complete charts [Including National Totals, Percent of Change, Gender Distribution, Age Distribution, National Average Fees, Economic, Regional and Ethnic Information] – [PDF]