New Statistics: Breast Implants Beat Liposuction in 2008

woman with crossed arms covering breastsThe American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently has revealed statistics indicating that for the first time, the popularity of breast implant procedures has outdone that of liposuction.

ASPS reports reveal that 355,671 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2008, compared to 341,144 liposuction procedures.

In a recently issued press release, President Alan Gold, MD comments that “for the first time in the twelve years these statistics have been collected, liposuction is a runner up in popularity to breast augmentation. He goes on to predict that “there is no doubt that this turnabout will generate discussions in the medical community and the public at large.”

According to Dr. Gold it is possible that “changes in fashion, i.e. décolletage baring styles, might be a factor behind this change.”

Of the 10.2 million cosmetic procedures undergone in America in 2008, 92 percent were had by women.

The top 5 plastic surgery procedures in 2008:

  1. Breast Implants
  2. Liposuction
  3. Eyelid Surgery
  4. Rhinoplasty
  5. Tummy Tuck

The top five non-surgical procedures in 2008 are as follows:

  1. Botox
  2. Laser Hair Removal
  3. Hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers (Juvederm, Restylane)
  4. Chemical Peel
  5. Laser Skin Resurfacing

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