13 Surprising Statistics About Plastic Surgery
Adding up the numbers on cosmetic procedures.
318,123Number of breast implant surgeries performed in 2010
2,414Number of those surgeries performed on patients 65 and older
4,153Number of those surgeries performed on patients 18 and younger
20Percentage of patients with breast implants who will need them removed within ten years because of rupture, hardening of the tissue around the implant, and other complications (according to a recent FDA report)
133,511Number of nose jobs performed last year
9,094Number of nose jobs performed on patients 18 or younger
33Percentage of potential nose job patients who have moderate to severe symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder (according to a recent study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
84,685Number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on patients 65 and older in 2010 (including 26,635 facelifts and 24,783 cosmetic eyelid operations)
91Percentage of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on women in 2010
184Number of members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) in 1967 (the year it was founded)
2,069Number of members today
1.35Percentage of members of ASAPS who are women
10,677,415,674Dollars that Americans spent on cosmetic procedures in 2010
Unless otherwise noted, numbers are from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's 2010 cosmetic procedures survey.