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.

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Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065

Hair Replacement Surgery for Women

Hair loss is common for both genders, yet it can be more traumatic when it comes to self-esteem and confidence for women. While men may not enjoy losing hair – it is frustrating for both genders – the emotional toll for women tends to be greater. Thinning upon the top of the scalp is the most common type of female hair loss, creating noticeable bald patches that are difficult to hide. Hair replacement surgery can offer relief, giving women with this condition back their confidence and improving their self-esteem.

Follicle Unit Transfer or Extraction Surgery

Depending on the type of hair loss or the extent of thinning, either follicle unit transfer (FUI) or follicle unit extraction (FUE) can be used in hair replacement surgery for women. These methods are an improved medical option compared to previous strip transplants that involved larger incisions and more stitches. The individual hair follicles can be harvested from other areas of the scalp and transplanted to the thinning areas, but less scarring occurs, and the recovery time is quicker than outdated hair transplant methods.

Another advancement in hair transplant surgeries is the use of platelet-rich plasma or PRP. Extracting plasma from the patient’s own blood through a centrifuge can help improve the healing process. PRP is injected into the surgical sites, helping heal the wounds to the scalp quicker and stimulating hair growth.

Hair loss and thinning can be devastating for women, but it is not without treatment options. FUE and FUI hair replacement surgeries can offer a solution that can create natural, thicker hair and restore a woman’s self-confidence in her appearance. This medical procedure is available through top plastic surgeons in the country, giving many women a chance to restore their beautiful hair and look their best at any age.

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Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065

Top 5 Plastic Surgeries for Men

Looking good and feeling confident is not only desired by women; men also care about their appearance and want to look their best at any age. Plastic surgery was once mostly pursued by women, but men are closing the gap in recent years. Whether they want to look younger or just want to change a natural feature of their face, more and more men are seeking plastic surgery. Here are the top five plastic surgeries performed on men in 2017 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:


Number one on the list, and the most popular male cosmetic surgery for decades, is nose shaping or rhinoplasty. There were 53,393 rhinoplasty surgeries performed on men in the U.S. in 2017, almost a quarter of the total number.


Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty was second on the list for men in 2017, with 32,281 surgeries reported. This accounted for 15% of the total number of eyelid surgeries performed.


Men had 28,180 liposuctions performed in the U.S.; this can include liposuction on the body for shaping or facial/neck fat reduction.


Breast reduction surgery or gynecomastia was fourth in popularity with 26,839 surgeries performed on men in the U.S.

Hair Transplantation

Surprisingly, hair transplantation was fifth on the list for cosmetic surgeries for men, with 14,443 procedures performed. However, men accounted for 72% of all hair transplantation surgeries in 2017.

Other plastic surgeries that were high on the list included facelifts, ear surgery and dermabrasion. Men also received over 1.3 minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures in 2017, up 29% over the numbers reported in 2000.

Male cosmetic procedures and plastic surgeries are becoming more popular as men realize the benefits changing their appearance can have on their confidence and self-esteem. If you are considering male plastic surgery, find an experienced plastic surgeon and schedule a consultation to discuss the options available.

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Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641

Women, Do You Want to Lower Your Hairline?

One of the most common reasons that women seek hair transplant surgery is to change the position of their forehead hairline. Many women have a receding hairline that can make their forehead appear longer or larger than it was when they were younger. Hair transplant surgery can be used to add an inch or two to the front hairline, reducing the size of the forehead and creating a more youthful, fuller head of hair.

There are many reasons women may have a receding hairline. This is often much different than the receding hairline in men that can be caused by male pattern baldness. It can be caused by health conditions, medications or genetics, but it can also be due to the strain of certain hairstyles. Pulling the hair back into a barrette or ponytail can remove hair follicles from the front, as can weaves and other hair adornments.

Hair transplant surgery has advanced over the last decade, offering more discreet and reliable options for replacing hair. One system called NeoGraft uses individual donor hair follicles from another area to replace the lost hair at the hairline. This method does not require stitches, leaving no scars for a discreet procedure. There are no strips or stitches like in the old method of transplant, but intricate replacement of individual hairs to add up to two inches to the front of the hairline.

If you would like to lower your front hairline to a more youthful position, consult a plastic surgeon that offers “touch free” hair transplants like NeoGraft. You can have a fuller head of hair without stitches and a quicker recovery time with the new options available in hair transplants.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665