Entries in American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2)


More Men Undergoing Plastic Surgery

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.) -- More men than ever before are going under the knife for cosmetic surgery.

Statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show increases in all types of plastic surgery for men, with facelifts leading the way with a 14 percent rise in 2010.  Male liposuction increased by seven percent.  The organization’s 2010 statistics show men underwent more than 1.1 million cosmetic procedures, both minimally-invasive and surgical.

Here are the fastest-growing male cosmetic procedures, by percentage increase from 2009 to 2010, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:

1. Facelift -- 14 percent
2. Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) -- 11 percent
3. Soft Tissue Fillers -- 10 percent
4. Botulinum Toxin Type A -- 9 percent
5. Liposuction -- 7 percent
6. Breast Reduction in Men -- 6 percent
7. Eyelid Surgery -- 4 percent
8. Dermabrasion -- 4 percent
9. Laser Hair Removal -- 4 percent
10. Laser Treatment of Leg Veins -- 4 percent´╗┐

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Plastic Surgery Rebounds Along with Economy

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.) -- The number of Americans voluntarily going under the knife for a nip and a tuck has grown along with the economy, beggging the question: could plastic surgery be a sign of better economic times?

According to statistics released Wednesday by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 13.1 million minimally-invasive and surgical cosmetic surgeries were performed in the United States in 2010, up 5 percent from 2009.

Along with many other industries, plastic surgery suffered in the economic downturn that began in 2008.  The uptick in cosmetic procedures is the first since the recession began.

"People are reassured and more confident that we're not going to have a double dip recession," said Dr. Phil Haeck, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  "This is just one more tiny sign that the economy is moving forward.  It's slow, but it may be that we'll slowly pull out of this recession."

"It's reassuring we're not going to have a year like 2008, and I guess we're one more indicator of that," said Haeck.  "People have taken care of their family, so now they feel they can do a little something for themselves."

Surgical procedures increased by two percent, totaling almost 1.6 million procedures in 2010.  The top surgical procedure performed continues to be breast augmentation; 296,000 Americans underwent the procedure last year.  Other top procedures included nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, liposuction and tummy tucks.

Facelifts had not seen growth since 2007, but they rose nine percent in 2010, with nearly 113,000 surgeries performed across the country.

All body-shaping procedures, including breast lifts, body lifts, upper arm and thigh lifts, saw an increase in 2010 as well.´╗┐

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