It looks like instead of saving their money, more Americans than ever are choosing to improve their appearance. The latest figures compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) revealed that people within the United States spent almost $11 billion on more than 10 million procedures. Since 2012, cosmetic surgery overall has jumped by more than 3 percent. Minimally invasive procedures skyrocketed more than 10 percent to 8.5 million.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) announced that facial surgeries made up 73 percent of all operations in 2012. This was up 11 percent from the year before. Within this organization, non-invasive facial treatments accounted for 66 percent of all appointments in 2012, but interestingly that number was below what it was in 2011. The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) had similar results. Plastic surgery rose 5 percent in 2012 and many patients were bettering their looks using injections like Botox® and fillers.
Even though the ASAPS and AAFPRS are two different professional groups, the conclusions reached demonstrate the same thing across the board: more men and women than ever before are choosing to go under the knife. An article on the industry website Plastic Surgery Practice stated it perfectly by saying “The real takeaway message from the 2012 statistics as a whole is that cosmetic surgery is finding its groove as a specialty, and patients are becoming more and more comfortable with the safety and benefits of aesthetic procedures.”
If you are interested in knowing more about how plastic surgery can change your life for the better, consider scheduling a consultation with a Nashville Plastic surgeon like Dr. Lett. He and his experienced staff can answer any questions that you have, provide you with more information regarding a certain procedure and evaluate you as a candidate for an operation.