2011 Shows Another Increase in Plastic Surgery Procedures

Posted June 19, 2012 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Plastic Surgery New Jersey Recently, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, released their 2011 Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics Report. In this report, which was discussed on NBC’s “Today Show,”  the stats show that that across the board procedure rates are up 5% from 2010 for men and women. The rise in procedures may be a marker of consumer confidence, but recent advancements to popular surgeries, more non-invasive options on the market, and a greater cultural acceptance are all reasons that contribute to the fact that more people are going in for cosmetic surgery.
Out of the five top procedures, breast augmentation is still the number one most performed procedure. Approximately 307,000 procedures were completed last year. This is a 5% increase from 2010. The other top procedures were rhinoplasty, liposuction, eyelid surgery, and facelifts. In New Jersey, plastic surgery procedures have reflected these US trends as well.

Facelift is new to the list this year, replacing the tummy tuck as one of the top five in 2011. It hasn’t been on the topNew Jersey Plastic Surgery five list since 2004 and it is up 5% from last year. Plastic surgeons in New Jersey are seeing more men come in for this type of surgery, which may explain the increase. There are also more non-invasive procedures available. BOTOX is the most popular choice among men and women, with a total of 5.7 million procedures performed and an overall increase of 5% in 2011. Other procedures such as Juvederm have seen up to a 20% increase.

For a plastic surgeon, New Jersey residents have several options to choose from and many different facility types to research. The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery offers this consultation checklist to help their potential patients make the best decision in a plastic surgeon. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Parker, please fill out our contact form or call 201-967-1212.

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