5 Biggest Increases in Facial Cosmetic Procedures for 2018

Every year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons release new statistics on the most popular cosmetic procedures. This report details the number of procedures performed in the U.S. and highlights changes in trends in the industry. One of the statistics is the increase from the previous year and since the year 2000. Here are the five facial cosmetic procedures that increased the most in 2018.

  1. Hair transplantation. While not on the face, hair transplantation is still usually performed by facial plastic surgeons. The number of hair transplantation procedures increased 18% in 2018 over 2017, likely due to the less invasive and advanced options in this procedure.
  2. Lip augmentation (surgical). Surgical lip augmentation increased by 4% in 2018 over 2017 with 30,859 procedures performed. Since 2000, there was a 66% increase in this procedure.
  3. Botox, Dysport or Xeomin. Neuromodulators like Botox still top the chart when it comes to cosmetic procedures. There was a 3% increase over 2017 with 7,427,278 procedures in the U.S., a 845% increase over 2000.
  4. Soft tissue fillers. Dermal fillers remain very popular. There was a 2% increase over 2017 with 2,676,970 procedures performed in 2018.
  5. Chin augmentation (surgical). Chin implants or augmentation surgery also increased by 2% in 2018 with 16,400 procedures performed.

As far as most popular facial plastic surgeries, facelifts, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgeries were the most popular as far as numbers performed. There were over 100,000 facelifts and over 200,000 for the other two top runners.

Overall, there was a 2% increase in all cosmetic procedure performed in 2018 over 2017. The industry continues to gain acceptance and grow as more people decide to invest in their self-confidence and appearance.

Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065

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