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The 2015 figures of cosmetic surgery in the US


The American Society of Aesthetic Surgery (ASAPS) has published its statistics 2015. This is the most extensive investigation in the field of aesthetics since the questionnaire was sent to 30,000 practitioners. It is also the one that gives the most reliable results because the responses of confidence level is 95% with a margin of error of +/- 3.56%. Americans spent in 2015 13.5 trillion. The cosmetic surgery accounted for 58% of total expenditures and aesthetic medicine acts represented 42% of total expenditure.   The surgery has increased by 7% and 22% medicine. We thus approach gradually towards a balance between the two sectors.

Liposuction remains the most popular surgical intervention, whereas that appear for the first time in the annual results lipofilling, fat injections in the face, breasts and buttocks.

All injectables (Botox, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Perlane, Radiesse, Restylane, Voluma, etc.) saw a 21% increase this year.

The techniques that have made most progress in 2015 are:

  • The treatment of sagging skin without surgery (+ 58%)
  • Laser tattoo removal (39%)
  • Microdermabrasion (+ 34%)
  • The lift buttocks (+ 32%)
  • Gynecomastia (+ 26%)

Most procedures performed


Top 5 in surgery

Women represent 90% of interventions and men 10% and liposuction is the most performed operation for both sexes. But since 1997 corresponding to the first year the ASAPS started publishing statistics, the number of interventions for males increased 325%.


actu-ASAPS-chiffres2015_1The average age of patients

The majority of surgical and medical procedures (40.4%) is performed in people who are between 35 and 50 years.

61 to 64 years: 30.2%

19 to 34 years: 17.5%

65 and above: 10.2%

18 and below: 1.7%

Published July 13, 2016

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