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Cosmetic Procedures Climbing
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Breast Implantation Tops List for Women, Nose Jobs for Men
By Miranda Hitti
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
March 23, 2007 -- Nearly 11 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were done in the U.S. last year, up 7% from 2005, says the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
The ASPS statistics, released yesterday, show that America's top five cosmetic surgeries in 2006 were:
The top five nonsurgical procedures were:
Breast Augmentation Tops Cosmetic Surgery
Breast augmentation led all cosmetic surgeries for the first time in 2006.
"Breast augmentation has always been among the top five surgical procedures but until now has never been No. 1," ASPS President Roxanne Guy, MD, says in an ASPS news release.
In November 2006, the FDA approved the return of silicone breast implants to the U.S. market, ending a partial ban on silicone breast implants that began in 1992 over health concerns if the implants ruptured and leaked.
"With the return of silicone breast implants to the U.S. market, it is likely the number of breast augmentations will continue to increase," Guy says. "Some women prefer the look and feel of silicone implants and were waiting for the FDA to make its decision."
Top Procedures for Women
Women got nearly 10 million cosmetic procedures done in 2006. That's an increase of 9% from 2005 and a 55% increase since 2000, according to the ASPS.
Their top five cosmetic surgeries in 2006 were:
Women's top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2006 were:
Top Procedures for Men
About a million men got cosmetic procedures in 2006. That's up 8% since 2000, but down 7% from 2005, notes the ASPS.
In 2006, men's top five cosmetic surgeries were:
Men's top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2006 were:
SOURCES: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, "2000/2005/2006 National Plastic Surgery Statistics." News release, American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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