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Gardner Plastic Surgery Details National Data on Cosmetic Surgeries in 2018

Gardner Plastic Surgery Details National Data on Cosmetic Surgeries in 2018

The number of Americans seeking to enhance their appearance and boost self-confidence through cosmetic surgical procedures increased by 1% in 2018. This increase marks the fifth straight year of growth. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in 2018, a year-over-year increase of about 18,000.

The top five most popular cosmetic surgeries of 2018 were breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and tummy tucks. Breast augmentation and liposuction remain popular procedures by patients who seek out the cosmetic surgery expertise of Gardner Plastic Surgery. Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leo M. Baccaro receive significant patient demand for the other top-five procedures, as well.

Surgical Cosmetic Procedures by the Numbers

The 2018 top-five surgical procedures account for more than 1,100,000 (61%) of the total 1,800,000 procedures among the 28 tracked by the ASPS. Combined with the 15.9 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2018, Americans spent more than $16.5 billion on cosmetic procedures during the year.

Liposuction experienced the largest year-over increase, with 258,588 (+5%) of these procedures performed from 2017. Breast augmentation experienced the second-largest increase, with 313,735 (+4%) performed. The number of tummy tucks performed came in at just over 130,000, about the same amount performed in 2017. Rhinoplasty noticed a small decrease at 213,780 (-2%) performed, and 206,529 (-1%) blepharoplasties procedures.

Buttocks augmentation with fat grafting (also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift) experienced the biggest year-over-year increase of all cosmetic surgical procedures; with 24,753 (+19%) performed in 2018. Conversely, buttock implant procedures (traditional butt lift), recorded just 946 (-28%) procedures performed. Pectoral implants saw the biggest decline, with only 700 (-29%) performed.

Other cosmetic surgeries experiencing increases include:

  • + 18% — Hair Transplantation (23,658 performed)
  • + 5% — Thigh Lift (10,100 performed)
  • + 4% — Breast Lift (109,638 performed)
  • + 4% — Surgical Lip Augmentation (30,859 performed)
  • + 2% — Chin Augmentation (16,400 performed)
  • + 1% — Cheek Implants (14,369 performed)
  • + 1% — Neck Lift (53,571 performed)

Increased Trend in Mixing Surgery with Non-Surgical Procedures

Data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s report—2018 National Plastic Surgery Statistics—points to an increased trend in “marrying surgical and non-surgical procedures together.” Board-certified plastic surgeons continue to find more innovative ways to meet their patients’ aesthetic goals. For example, using minimally-invasive filler techniques in conjunction with a surgical face lift to achieve the best results. The surgeons at Gardner Plastic Surgery have adopted similar trends, and the practice performs a full suite of non-surgical procedures, both on a stand-alone basis and in combination with related surgeries.

Learn More by Consulting with Gardner Plastic Surgery

You can schedule a consultation to learn more about any of the popular procedures referenced in this article. Gardner Plastic Surgery can help enhance your physical appearance and boost your self-confidence in 2019. Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro look forward to speaking to you in a one-on-one consultation. Our surgeons have extensive training and experience with the full slate of surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, along with a stellar reputation for their aesthetic surgical skills. Contact Gardner Plastic Surgery today at 239.566.2611 to schedule your initial consultation.

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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