New ASPS Stats Reveal Popularity of Breast Implants

Posted on March 17, 2009 | by

Some newly released statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reveal that for the first time, breast implants are more popular than liposuction.

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

In a recent press release, ASPS 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. There is no doubt that this turnabout will generate discussions in the medical community and the public at large.”

Dr. Gold theorizes 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 five surgical procedures in 2008 are as follows:

  1. Breast Augmentation
  2. Liposuction
  3. Eyelid Surgery
  4. Rhinoplasty
  5. Abdominoplasty

The top five non-surgical procedures in 2008 include:

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