Enlarge Your Breasts? Get a Nose Job? Millions Are Doing It
So, what kind of “work” are people having these days? A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows a rise in body-shaping cosmetic procedures, with spikes in non-invasive fat reduction, breast augmentation, and liposuction.
A total number of 17.7 million cosmetic procedures (1.8 million surgeries and 15.9 million minimally invasive procedures) were performed in the U.S. in 2018, about a quarter million more than in 2017, and a number that’s risen steadily over the past five years.
In 2018, the most common plastic surgeries were, in order:
- Breast augmentation
- Nose reshaping
- Eyelid surgery
- Tummy tuck
The top five minimally invasive cosmetic procedures involved:
- Botulinum toxin type A (Botox)
- Soft tissue fillers
- Chemical peel
- Laser hair removal
The rate of body-sculpting procedures like buttock augmentations and thigh lifts also went up from 2017 to 2018.