The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has released its 2022 procedural research, revealing a significant increase in cosmetic surgery procedures. According to the data collected in collaboration with CosmetAssure and PatientNow, there has been a 19% increase in cosmetic procedures since 2019, with a total of 26.2 million surgical and minimally invasive procedures performed in the United States in 2022.
The top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2022 were liposuction, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, breast lift, and eyelid surgery. Interestingly, breast reduction procedures saw a remarkable surge of 54% compared to 2019. When it comes to minimally invasive procedures, neuromodulator injections, hyaluronic acid fillers, and skin resurfacing were the most sought-after treatments. In terms of reconstructive procedures, tumor removal, hand surgery, breast reconstruction, maxillofacial surgery, and scar revision topped the list.
The COVID-19 pandemic has played a crucial role in shaping the trends in plastic surgery. With more people spending time at home and having flexible work schedules, patients were no longer postponing the procedures they had been considering. Consequently, there was a surge in eyelid surgeries, facelift procedures, and cheek implants, as people focused on enhancing their face and neck. Body-centric procedures also remained popular, with an increase in liposuction and noninvasive fat reduction procedures.
The rise of social media has also contributed to the destigmatization of plastic surgery. Patients have become more open about sharing their experiences and expressing interest in various procedures. This transparency has had a significant impact on the popularity of certain treatments, such as lip augmentation with fillers and buccal fat removal.
The ASPS annual procedural statistics provide comprehensive and reliable data on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery trends in the United States. The organization has collaborated with member surgeons, as well as CosmetAssure and PatientNow, to gather the data. This partnership ensures the credibility and accuracy of the information, strengthening the trust in the findings.
The data from ASPS’s 2022 procedural research reflects the increasing interest in plastic surgery and the public’s desire to improve their appearance and well-being. The organization remains dedicated to upholding stringent safety standards and prioritizing patient and provider education. By disseminating this information, the ASPS aims to empower individuals to make informed decisions about their cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.