cosmetic surgeries for face

If you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery you may be wondering how common your particular procedure is.

Did you know that 18.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2019?  The majority of these were minimally-invasive procedures.

However, this article is focusing mainly on cosmetic surgical procedures.

Out of the huge number of cosmetic procedures performed, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) plastic surgeons statistics report these were the top 5 women’s cosmetic surgical procedures in 2019.

Top 5 Women’s Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

1. Breast Augmentation

The most common procedure is breast augmentation and it has been the most common cosmetic surgical procedure since 2006.

Breast Augmentation is a cosmetic surgery technique that uses breast implants and/or fat-graft mammoplasty techniques to increase the size, change the shape, or alter the texture of breasts.

2. Liposuction

Commonly referred to as  “Lipo”,  this is a type of fat-removal procedure used in plastic surgery to change the body’s contour or shape.

3. Eyelid Surgery

Eyes are often said to be the first thing someone notices about a person, and the statistics seem to support their importance. Surgery to the eyelid that aesthetically modifies the eye region of the face, eyelid surgery comes in as the third most common cosmetic surgical procedure in the U.S.

4. Nose Reshaping

Surgery that either reconstructs or changes the appearance of the nose.  Interestingly, for men, nose reshaping came in as the number one most common cosmetic surgical procedure.

5. Tummy Tuck

Last but not least on our list of common procedures is the tummy tuck. This procedure makes the abdominal area thinner and more firm.

The term “tummy tuck” includes all types of tummy tucks. There were approximately 123,427 tummy tucks performed in the U.S. in 2019.

What about the Men? We don’t want to leave men out of the equation as male plastic surgery becomes more and more accepted.

The five most common cosmetic surgical procedures for men during the same time period are listed below.

Top 5 Men’s Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

  1. Nose Reshaping;
  2. Eyelid Surgery;
  3. Liposuction;
  4. Breast Reduction; and
  5. Hair Transplantation.

For anyone, undergoing cosmetic surgery is, in most situations, a very personal decision. It is important to think carefully and to do your own research.

However, no matter what the statistics and numbers report, it is best to consult with a trained and certified professional about what type of procedure may be right for you.

Each person is unique and only a trained professional can assess what procedure will be appropriate for your body type to achieve the best results.