Infographic: Plastic Fantastic - What We Pay To Go Under The Knife
Plastic Fantastic: What We Pay To Go Under the Knife
13.8 million cosmetic procedures were completed in 2011. Cosmetic procedures are more popular than ever - for both men and women!
Why do people shell out so much money for it?
The Cost of Perfection
Popular procedures and plastic surgery cost statistics from 2011:
- Facelift - $6,408
- Eyelid Surgery - $2,630
- Breast Augmentation - $3,501
- Tummy Tuck - $5,279
- Liposuction - $2,773
- Male Breast Reduction - $3,277
The Nose Knows
Men and women rarely agree, but they do meet in the middle on one thing: everyone wants a better looking nose.
- The average cost of rhinoplasty is $4,246
- Rhinoplasty is the one of the most popular surgeries for both sexes
- 2nd most popular procedure for women in 2011
- Most popular procedure for men in 2011
Men and women throughout the US are seeking out different cosmetic surgeries and trends are evident by region. 36% of breast augmentation patients in 2011 went under the knife in the Mountain/Pacific region.
2011 Most Popular Surgeries
Most popular surgical cosmetic procedures and the number performed in 2011:
- Breast Augmentation - 307,180
- Rhinoplasty - 243,772
- Liposuction - 204,702
- Eyelid Surgery - 196,286
- Facelift - 119,026
- Tummy Tuck - 115,902
A Face for Every Age
The most popular age range to get a cosmetic procedure is 35 - 50.
- Age 18: 1.4%
- 19 - 34 years: 19.5%
- 35 - 50 years: 42.9%
- 51 - 64 years: 27.8%
- 65+ years: 8.3%
Surgery’s rise in popularity has a lot to do with minimally invasive procedures. Getting pretty has become more affordable than ever, as one third of cosmetic patients make $30,000 a year. The cost of the average surgical procedure is $3,694, while the cost of the average minimally invasive procedure is only $376.
Minimally invasive procedures have increased in popularity 123% in the last decade, and only one in nine cosmetic procedures are actually surgical.
In 2011, Americans on average, spent 4 times more on non-invasive procedures than invasive cosmetic surgeries.
- Non-invasive procedure spending in 2011 totaled $4.4 billion.
- Invasive procedure spending in 2011 summed in at $1.1 billion.
2011 TOTAL SPEND FOR TOP SURGICAL AND NON-INVASIVE COSMETIC PROCEDURES
|NON-INVASIVE PROCEDURES||INVASIVE PROCEDURES|
|BOTOX: $2 billion||Tummy Tuck: $503 million|
|Soft Tissue Fillers: $1.2 billion||Eyelid Surgery: $388 million|
|Chemical Peel: $725 million||Facelift: $72 million|
|Laser Hair Removal: $386 million||Male Breast Reduction: $65 million|
|Microdermabrasion: $127 million||Liposuction: $64 million|
|Laser Skin Resurfacing: $466 thousand||Breast Augmentation: $12 million|
Find A Doctor
The availability of financing options has also made plastic surgery procedures more attainable than ever. Before going under the knife, make sure to:
- Read Reviews
- See Board Certifications
- Check Financing Options
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