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Who’s Having Cosmetic Surgery?

Last year over 10 Million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures were performed in 2008. Of those having things done, women made up 92% and men 8%. But even Plastic Surgery was affected by our economy as we saw about a 15% decrease in the number of procedures performed in 2007.

Overall, the top five most common surgical procedures nationally and here in the Louisville Plastic Surgery community were 1) Breast Augmentation 2) Liposuction 3) Eyelid Surgery 4) Rhinoplasty and 5) Tummy Tuck

The top 5 non-surgical procedures were 1) Botox Injections 2) Laser Hair Removal
3) Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Filler Injections 4) Chemical Peel and 5) Laser Skin Resurfacing

The five most common procedures for Women were 1) Breast Augmentation
2) Liposuction 3) Eyelid Surgery 4) Tummy Tuck and 5) Breast Reduction

The five most common procedures for Men were 1) Liposuction
2) Rhinoplasty 3) Eyelid Surgery 4) Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Treatment) and
5) Hair Transplantation

People aged 35 to 50 had most of the procedures. Most of the procedures (53%) were done in the office.

These are provided courtesy of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons for 2008.

Lee Corbett, MD


All posts on this blog are authored by Kentucky cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Corbett. Dr. Corbett specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery including facelifts, browlifts, blepharoplasy, Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, body lifts, liposuction,  and tummy tucks.

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