Plastic Surgery is Surging in America

Plastic Surgery is Surging in AmericaThe field of cosmetic surgery is witnessing new growth trends in the wake of a dramatic improvement in aesthetic outcomes as well as more robust safety protocols. Dr. Bram Kaufman is a board certified plastic surgeon with 25 years of experience behind him. Dr. Kaufman provides cutting edge plastic surgery procedures to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding locations.


Rising Demand

In recent years, innovative surgical techniques and technology have been introduced to make cosmetic surgery less invasive, less painful, and involving minimal downtime. Patient satisfaction rates are higher than ever before, particularly when the procedures are performed by highly skilled and experienced board certified plastic surgeons.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has released data, which reveals that 15.9 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures were carried out in the US in 2015. This roughly translates to one procedure for every 16 adults in the country. Dr. Kaufman is one of the pre-eminent plastic surgeons providing both surgical and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures. He receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas.


Important Trends

Some of the latest trends in the area of cosmetic surgery in the US are presented below. All the figures are officially provided by the ASPS:


Growth in Procedures

While a little over 7.4 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2000, the number has more than doubled to 15.9 million in 2015. This represents an increase of 115 percent in the demand of these procedures.


Top Five Minimally Invasive Procedures

Non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures have witnessed a strong growth in recent years. Innovations in this arena have the procedures safer, more effective and more affordable. The five most popular minimally invasive procedures in 2015 were as follows:

  • Botox: 6.7 million
  • Dermal Fillers: 2.4 million
  • Chemical Peels: 1.3 m
  • Laser Hair Removal: 1.1 m
  • Microdermabrasion: 0.8 m


Top Five Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

While liposuction was the number one cosmetic surgery procedure in the US for the last few years, it was surpassed by breast implant surgery in 2015. The five most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in 2015 were ranked as follows:

  • Breast Augmentation: 279,143
  • Liposuction: 222,051
  • Nose Reshaping: 217,919
  • Eyelid Surgery: 203,934
  • Tummy Tuck: 127,967


Highest Year-on-Year Jump in Buttock Implants

The fastest growing cosmetic surgery procedure in 2015 was buttock augmentation. While in 2000, the demand for buttock implants was practically non-existent, 2,540 butt implant surgeries were performed in 2015. In comparison, only 1,863 surgeries were performed in 2014, which reveals a phenomenal year-on-year growth in this procedure.


Wider Range of Procedures

At one time, plastic surgery was synonymous with breast implants, liposuction, and facelift. However, there has been a diversified interest among Americans seeking cosmetic enhancement in 2015. Procedures in 2015 included:

  • Breast Lift: 99,614
  • Buttock Lift: 4,767
  • Lower Body Lift: 8,431
  • Upper Arm Lift: 4,959


Males Seeking Breast Reduction

For the first time in 2015, men accounted for over 40 percent of all breast reduction surgeries. While 40,640 procedures were performed for women, as many as 27,456 were performed for men.


To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

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