The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has unveiled the findings of its 2022 procedural research, conducted in partnership with CosmetAssure and PatientNow. The data reveals that a staggering 26.2 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic and reconstructive procedures were carried out in the United States in 2022. What’s more, there has been a remarkable 19% increase in cosmetic surgery procedures since 2019.
Among the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2022, liposuction took the lead, followed by breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, breast lift, and eyelid surgery. It is worth noting that breast reduction procedures have experienced a significant surge since 2019. Moving on to minimally invasive procedures, neuromodulator injections and hyaluronic acid fillers were the most sought-after, closely followed by skin resurfacing, skin treatment with combination lasers, and lip augmentation.
When it comes to reconstructive procedures, tumor removal, hand surgery, breast reconstruction, maxillofacial surgery, and scar revision took the spotlight in 2022. These procedures are vital in restoring normal function and appearance to patients who have suffered from accidents, injuries, or diseases.
The post-pandemic era has witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of procedures performed, as patients are no longer delaying their treatments. The flexibility of hybrid work schedules and the significant amount of time spent working from home have contributed to this upward trend.
Interestingly, the face and neck have become the focal point for many patients, as masks during the pandemic drew attention to the eyes. Consequently, there has been a surge in eyelid surgeries. Facelift procedures have also seen an 8% increase, while cheek implants have experienced a staggering rise of 150%.
Body-centric procedures, such as liposuction and noninvasive fat reduction, have grown in popularity due to post-pandemic weight fluctuations. Breast augmentation and breast lifts have remained popular choices, and there has been a notable rise in demand for cosmetic breast reductions.
The rise of social media has played a significant role in destigmatizing plastic surgery, as patients feel more comfortable sharing their experiences and expressing interest in specific procedures. This societal shift has resulted in an increase in lip augmentation with fillers and buccal fat removal procedures.
The ASPS Annual Procedural Statistics, which have been meticulously collected since 1992, provide accurate and reliable data on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery trends in the United States. The collaboration between ASPS, CosmetAssure, and PatientNow not only enhances the credibility of the data but also ensures its usefulness for doctors, patients, researchers, and the media. By staying informed about these trends, medical professionals can better serve their patients and adapt to the evolving landscape of plastic surgery.