Plastic Surgery: Fascinating Facts

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How many people had plastic surgery last year?

7.4 million Americans chose cosmetic plastic surgery in 2000

How many people who had plastic surgery last year were "repeat" customers?

Repeat patients made up 33 percent of people having cosmetic surgery procedures.

What were the top five cosmetic surgeries in 2000?

The five most popular invasive surgical procedures: 
1. Nose reshaping
2. liposuction
3. eyelid surgery
4. breast augmentation
5. facelift 

The five procedures accounted for 76 percent of all cosmetic invasive surgical procedures performed

How many people had their nose reshaped?

389,155 people chose to change the shape or size of their nose

How many people chose to take the easy road to a perfect body?

354,015 chose to remove fat from the body while improving body contour .

How about eyelid surgery?

327, 514 people chose to have eyelid surgery, which corrects drooping upper lids and puffy bags below the eyes. People age 51 to 64 had more eyelid surgery procedures than any other age group with 154,969 performed.

How about breast augmentation and facelifts?

Breast augmentation was performed on 212,500 women while 133,856 people had facelifts in 2000.

What were the top five non-invasive plastic surgeries last year?

For non-surgical procedures, the top five procedures in 2000:
1. chemical peel 2. microdermabrasion
3. sclerotherapy
4. Botox® injection
5. laser hair removal

Can you give me a picture of the gender breakdown for plastic surgery?

More than 6.3 million women had cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in 2000.

Men accounted for 14 percent of the total cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed.

More than 20,000 men had breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgery.

Hair transplantation surgery for male-pattern baldness was the fourth most popular surgical procedure for men with 40,630 performed.

Source: Plastic Surgery Information Service