The recently-reported uptick in plastic surgery procedures nationwide indicates that just like our South Carolina patients, Americans are more-than-ready to look and feel their best on the downhill side of "The Great Recession."
According to statistics released earlier this year by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Americans spent an estimated $12 billion on cosmetic surgery procedures in 2013, and that amount reflects a 12 percent increase over the previous year.
With nearly 364,000 procedures completed in 2013, Liposuction was by-far America's favorite type of body contouring procedure last year. The other top procedures performed (listed in order of popularity) were:
- Breast Augmentation, with 313,327 procedures performed nationwide;
- Eyelid surgery, with 161,389 procedures performed nationwide;
- Tummy tuck, with 160,077 procedures performed nationwide; and
- Nose surgery, with 147,966 procedures performed nationwide.
Of these top five most popular plastic surgeries performed in 2013, all except breast augmentation saw a year-over-year increase in the number of procedures performed. Breast surgeries, however, were down about 5 percent last year.
“A significant increase in the number of both cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures suggests that people are once again investing in their appearance," ASAPS President Michael Edwards said in a prepared statement about the 2013 statistics. "Given the state of the economy and the competitiveness of the job market, we expect to see the numbers for anti-aging procedures continue to increase."
If you live in South Carolina and want to explore either surgical or non-surgical options for looking your best, please contact Piedmont Plastic Surgery online today or call 864-223-0505 to schedule a consultation with Board-Certified South Carolina Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn. We proudly serve patients in and around Greenville, Greenwood, Anderson, Columbia, Laurens and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as well as Augusta, Georgia.