Liposuction ranks as Most Popular Surgery

nathanlongmd:

This is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care.

Originally posted on americanlipo:

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) recently polled the plastic surgeons in their society and found a 12% overall increase in cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013. More than 11 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, dermatologists and otolaryngologists in the United States, totaling more than 12 billion dollars for the first time since the Great Recession began in 2008. Of that total, more than 7 billion was spent on surgical procedures and more than 5 billion was spent on nonsurgical procedures.

This year, liposuction replaced breast augmentation as the most frequently performed surgical procedure with a 16% increase and more than one billion was spent on the procedure nationwide.

The top five surgical procedures were:

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