Major increase in plastic surgery procedures: End of the great recession? By Dr. Sutton Graham on March 26, 2014

Americans spent $12 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2013 (surgical and nonsurgical).  That's one of the conclusions of the recent annual statistics by the ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) of which Dr. Graham is an active member.  That includes $7B for surgical and $5B nonsurgical, such as lasers, Botox, Restylane, and new Voluma.  These figures are higher than any year since 2008.

The most common surgeries were liposuction, breast augmentation, eyelid tuck, tummy tuck, and nose surgery.    Botox increased 15% and all nonsurgical procedures increased 13%.

Record numbers of consumers were doing online research for cosmetic surgery.  For the procedures listed above the increased traffic from the prior year were:  lipo 76%, aug 62%, eyelid 58%, tummy 48% and nose 53% more inquires.  The so-called Brazilian Butt Lift saw the largest increases, searches doubled in frequency. 

Our practice has seen increases in both surgery and injectable procedures.  New nonsurgical fat reduction (CoolSculpting) is also increasing. 

If you would like to know more, please call or email us at or 864-676-1707.


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Dr. Sutton Graham

Aesthetic Center Greenville

Dr. Graham has been performing plastic surgery since 1990. He is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized treatment, and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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