Breast implants most popular plastic surgery in 2008

Eva S on 16 Mar 2009 at 1:32pm

New statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reveal that for the first time, breast augmentation surgery was more popular than liposuction.

355,671 breast augmentation surgeries were performed in 2008, compared to 341,144 liposuction procedures.

Society president Alan Gold, MD said in a press release that “for the first time in the twelve years these statistics have been collected liposuction is a runner up in popularity to breast augmentation. There is no doubt that this turnabout will generate discussions in the medical community and the public at large.”

Dr. Gold theorized that “changes in fashion, i.e. décolletage baring styles, might be a factor behind this change.”

Of the 10.2 million cosmetic procedures were undergone in America in 2008, 92 percent were had by women.

The top five surgical procedures in 2008:

The top five non-surgical procedures in 2008: