Most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in 2012
In 2012, over 10 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed by the board certified doctors in the United States, according to recent statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Breast augmentation has regained its status in 2012 as the leading surgical procedure in the United States after slipping back into second position in 2011. There were 369,928 breast augmentations performed in 2012 compared with 316,848 in 2011.
Liposuction had 313,011 procedures in 2012 compared with 325,332 procedures in 2011.
Facelifts went from 116,086 procedures in 2011 to 119,006 procedures in 2012. Botox is still the leader of the pack, skyrocketing from 2,619,739 procedures in 2011 to 3,257,913 procedures in 2012.
Rhinoplasty also had a healthy increase, from 126,107 procedures in 2011 to 143,801 procedures in 2012.
Gynecomastia (male breast reduction) had significant growth, from 17,645 procedures in 2011 to 22,736 in 2012.
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