A billion dollars worth of unwanted fat: liposuction was top cosmetic surgery in 2013.
By Dr. Sutton Graham on March 28, 2014
In 2013 Americans chose to have fat removed by liposuction 363,900 times. Liposuction spending was eatimated at $1,024,300,000. Lipo was more common than breast augmentation, which is frequently the top national procedure. Liposuction increased 16% from the prior year. These figures do not include CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical fat reduction method that is increasingly popular. These statistics are from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) of which Dr. Graham is an active member.
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