While many Americans know that breast augmentation is the most commonly performed plastic surgery on women, few know that male breast reduction surgery, or gynecomastia surgery, is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures for men. In fact, male breast reduction surgery is the fourth most performed male-oriented plastic surgery after nose reshaping, liposuction, and eyelid surgery.
Along with breast enhancement, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, and liposuction, the facelift is among procedures that are most associated with the practice and artistry of plastic surgery. Given that the facelift was the sixth most commonly performed cosmetic surgery performed in the U.S. in 2018 (bet you did not know that eyelid surgery came in fifth!), the association makes perfect sense. This cosmetic procedure would likely be even more popular if not for numerous facelift myths and misconceptions that have long followed it.
Minimally invasive skin care treatments that rely on injections to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of facial aging are by far the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. In fact, more than 10 million of these procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2018, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Botox™ and similar neuromodulators such as Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau™ accounted for almost 7,500,000 of the procedures, while soft tissue filler injections accounted for just under 2,700,000 of them.
Breast cancer affects about one out of every eight women, but despite the known benefits of post-mastectomy reconstructive surgery, many women do not undergo the procedure. In fact, many women remain unaware of available post-cancer treatment reconstructive options that are designed to restore one or both breasts to more closely resemble their original size, shape, appearance, and symmetry. According to research by the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign (BRA):