The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has released their annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, showing a three percent growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year.
According to ASPS, there were 17.1 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2016.
“As cosmetic procedures become more common we are seeing more diversity in the areas of the body that patients are choosing to address,” said ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD. “A decade ago plastic surgeons might have seen a patient every seven to ten years when they needed a major procedure like a facelift or tummy tuck. Now patients have ongoing relationships with their plastic surgeons and feel more comfortable discussing all areas of their body that they may be interested in rejuvenating.”