The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released statistics that supports the continuous growth of cosmetic enhancements during 2015. There was also a huge shift in the procedures chosen since 2000. Plastic surgeons have seen an uplifting trend in the past fifteen years with significant growth in breast lifts (up 89 percent), buttock lifts (up 252 percent), lower body lifts (up 3,937 percent, and upper arm lifts (up 4,959 percent).
Although traditional facial procedures and breast augmentation is still among the most popular procedures performed, patients are choosing more diverse areas of the body to address. This occurrence is most likely due to the variety of options patients have now with advancements in surgical and technological methods.
The fastest growing procedure in 2015 was buttock augmentations, whether it be implants or Brazilian butt lifts. It was estimated that a buttock procedure was performed every 30 minutes of every day on average. Brazilian butt lifts with fat transfers, or fat grafting, was up 28 percent within a year. Additionally, buttock lifts and implant procedures increased 36 percent.
Another outstanding trend last year was the increase in men receiving plastic surgery. ASPS reported men made up more than 40 percent of breast reduction procedures in 2015, which is a 5 percent increase from 2014, and a 35 percent increase since 2000.
Plastic surgeons may also be seeing less of surgical procedures and a lot more of minimally-invasive treatments. There were 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures and 14.2 million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures in 2015. This trend may be caused by patients desiring more “natural” results and techniques. Whatever the case, cosmetic enhancements will not be seeing a decrease in the near future.