Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery Procedures In 2014

The top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures from the The American Society of Plastic Surgery has recently been released for 2014. Over 1.6 million cosmetic surgery procedures and 13.9 million minimally invasive procedures were performed.

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

The total number of procedures remained about the same as in 2013.

Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) filled the number six position, closely behind facelifts. Interestingly, tummy tucks have increased 87% since 2000.

The top 5 non surgical procedures include

The data collected was from board certified plastic surgeons who participated in the study sharing their operative data with the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Since 2000 the total number of cosmetic surgery procedures has decreased 12%. Liposuction has decreased 44%, while breast augmentation has increased 35%. I think the most likely explanation for the decrease in liposuction is that physicians other than plastic surgeons are performing the procedure.

Just remember when it comes to your cosmetic surgery procedure, make sure your physician is a board certified plastic surgeon, who can show you pre and postoperative photographs of patients that he or she has operated on.

Make sure the facility is accredited and that an anesthesiologist is present during the procedure to monitor you.

While cosmetic surgery is safe and performed millions of times a year, it is still a surgical procedure and needs to be approached with careful thought and planning.

Consumer Tips For Plastic Surgery 2013

Facelifts, breast implants, mommy makeovers and male liposuction procedures, are on more than a few wish lists for the New Year. The fact is cosmetic surgery isn’t the same thing as a cosmetics purchase. Here are some words of advice for men and women in search of plastic surgery:

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  • First, get yourself as healthy as you can.  A plastic surgeon can enhance the way you look and feel, but it’s your responsibility to be fit and procedure ready, and to be honest and forthcoming about your health history.
  • Find a qualified plastic surgeon. A board certified plastic surgeon is one who has a medical degree, post-graduate fellowships in surgery and plastic surgery, and has been certified as a specialist in plastic surgery by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Use the physician locator at to find qualified providers in your area. Find the right qualified plastic surgeon. Ask – is your cosmetic surgeon a reconstructive plastic surgeon who occasionally does cosmetic surgery, or is he or she someone who only or mostly does cosmetic procedures?
  • Bargain shop for electronics, not cosmetic plastic surgeries. Don’t compromise your satisfaction by looking only at the bottom line. Achieve best outcomes by working with a plastic surgeon whose skill, experience and patient care gives you the safety, the results and the quick recovery you deserve.
  • See for yourself. A plastic surgeon should have before and after photos to show you of patients like you who have had the same or similar procedure you’re considering. If they don’t… find one who does. If they do, ask questions about what you see.
  • Seek out a plastic surgeon who frequently performs the procedure you’re interested in. Healthcare quality measurement studies show that best outcomes come from physicians who perform specific procedures with greatest frequency.
  • Liposuction is not a diet  – eat healthy and exercise to lose weight. See a board certified plastic surgeon for liposuction, a body shaping procedure for safe, permanent removal of fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.