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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.

Learn the Latest News about Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL

There are an almost unlimited number of topics related to plastic surgery, each with its own set of questions. While it is impossible to share all of that information during visits to our office, we hope that you will find answers to some of your most pressing questions in our blog. The articles found in our monthly blog should serve as an introduction to many popular plastic surgery topics.

Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro are both highly respected cosmetic surgeons and they understand that a well-informed patient is better prepared for surgery and more likely to appreciate the outcome. That is why he hopes that you will follow this blog and raise questions about prospective procedures both online and in the doctor’s office. Your questions and comments will not only help us produce a more informative, compelling blog, but will help us improve the patient experience.

Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro firmly believe that there should as much transparency as possible between doctors and patients. This blog is an important way to share how Gardner Plastic Surgery operates as a top medical facility, manages patient care and produces such wonderful surgical results. Our surgeons and staff relish the opportunity to share their expertise with you and hope that you will enjoy learning more about plastic surgery. We encourage you to visit our blog regularly and invite your friends and family to learn more about cosmetic surgery from one of Southwest Florida’s most respected plastic surgeons.

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