Plastic Surgery is Up 5% in 2010

mellieb on 8 Feb 2011 at 12:00am

People are feeling more comfortable with the economy and are more apt to open their wallet for a nip or tuck, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery’s 2010 report.

The newly released study found that there were more than 13.1 million cosmetic procedures performed last year, up five percent from 2009. These included nearly 1.6 million cosmetic surgical procedures and 11.6 cosmetic minimally invasive procedures. The top procedures included:

2010 top five cosmetic surgery procedures:

1. Breast augmentation

2. Nose reshaping

3. Eye lid surgery

4. Liposuction

5. Tummy tuck

2010 top five minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures:

1. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox and Dysport)

2. Soft tissue fillers (e.g., Juvederm, Radiesse)

3. Chemical peel

4. Laser hair removal

5. Microdermabrasion

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