Summary of 2014 Plastic Surgery Report
With massive growth in Medical technology, plastic surgery has turned out to be popular in the course of the last decade. Its popularity only continues to grow as more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of quality plastic surgery by the hands of competent plastic surgeons .
In 2013, the demand for some plastic surgery procedures grew while the demand for some other surgery procedures fell. The same trend continued into the year 2014, while some non-surgical cosmetic procedures also saw surge in popularity. The increasing clamor for ‘look good to feel good’ has driven thousands of Americans to undergo successful cosmetic procedures.
Highest Charted Procedures
Breast augmentation (Augmentation mammoplasty) had the highest number of patients. About 286,254 patients preferred breast augmentation. It also had the highest number of patients back in 2013 with 290,224 though the number has decreased by 1%. It was only the third highest cosmetic surgery procedure in 2000. The same trend is expected to continue in the year 2015. The increased quality of surgical and treatment procedures are attributed to the popularity of breast augmentation.
Cosmetic surgeons found that nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty) became the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure with a total of 217,124 patients. It had about 221,053 patients in the year 2013. So there is about 2% decrease in the patients for Rhinoplasty as compared to 2013. The same surgical procedure had about 389,155 patients in 2000, which means that the numbers decreased by 44% in the year 2014.
There has been an increase in the number of liposuction patients for the year 2014. About 210,552 people underwent liposuction treatment. The number has drastically increased in comparison to previous year, where only 199,817 patients underwent liposuction. The number has increased by 5% this year. However, the numbers have dropped by 41% as compared to year 2000.
Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) had about 206,509 patients during 2014. The number has been decreased in comparison to the previous year when about 215,641 patients underwent the procedure. The number of patients has decreased by 4% in comparison to last year and by 37% in comparison to the year 2000.
In 2014, face lift surgery (Rhytidectomy) had about 128,266 patients and the numbers appear to be slightly decreased from the previous year when there were 133,320 patients. It comes closer to the number of patients in 2000 during which about 133,856 people were treated.
Totally, the year 2014 had about 1,677,478 patients undergoing various cosmetic surgery procedures. The number stays close to the number of patients from previous year, when there were about 1,668,420 patients who underwent cosmetic surgery. The popularity of cosmetic surgery seems to be declined as compared to the year 2000 when there were close to 2 million patients. So, the number of patients undergoing cosmetic surgery has decreased by 12%.
Minimally invasive surgical procedures have been growing in popularity. There were about 13,945,388 people who underwent minimally invasive surgical procedure and it was a growth by 4% from last year and about 154% from the year 2000.
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