Fun Facts: Current Trends in Plastic Surgery 2020 By Dr. Sutton Graham on June 28, 2020

Do you wonder what is going on in plastic surgery nationally?  How do your interests compare to other women or men?  What's hot and which procedures are less common recently?  Here are selected highlights.

  • Total surgical procedures were 1,800,000.  One point eight million. 
  • The most common procedures are similar to years past.  Breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid tuck, nasal surgery, tummy tuck and breast lift.
  • Women are the major consumers, having 92% of the precedures (8% male).
  • Non-surgical procedures are very common: botox, injectable fillers (Juvederm & Restylane), peels, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing

It is interesting to see the year-to-year changes.  These aren't necessarily the most common procedures, but the ones that have changed since the prior year:

  • Buttock enlargement increased the most 17%.  We see significantly more inquiries and consultations for this procedure, sometimes known by the initials BBL.
  • Calf augmentation and buttock lift decreased the most, 9% and 8% respectivily.
  • Implant removals have always been a common procedure for us, often with replacement saline implants and breast lift / mastopexy.  They are up 15%.  Please see earlier blog post:
  • Various procedures also increased; Lip lift 9%, labiaplasty 9%, upper arm lift 6%, cosmetic breast reduction 6%.  The latter has been a rather common procedure for us as well. 

Among the 16 million minimally invasive procedures:

  • Most showed small increasses in frequency; botox and facial fat grafting were up 4%, Kybella injection lipolysis (double chin) up 3%.
  • The decreasing procedures were cellulite treatment, microdermabrasion, and Radiesse injection.

We get this information from the American Society of Plastic Surgery's annual statistics.  These are derived from a nationwide survey of board certified plastic surgeons of the prior years surgery and non-surgical procedures.  Our practice contributes data to the collection of these figures.  2020 statistics represent 2019 procedures compared to 2018 and 2000.  You can view all the figures on downloadable pdf files:

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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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