Plastic surgery, no doubt, is growing in popularity each year. Men and women are now considering plastic surgery procedures in Manhattan, NYC, to achieve their dream body. With a view to improving their looks or achieving a better body contour, many women are now undergoing advanced and minimally-invasive plastic surgery procedures. Recently, the world’s leading organization for aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body, The Aesthetic Society published “The 2021 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Statistics”. They point out that surgical procedures increased 54% and non-surgical procedures were up 44%, where women accounted for approximately 94% of all procedures. For the 2021 Statistics, aggregate data from all 294 participating plastic surgery practices across the U.S. were analyzed.
Let’s have a look at the top surgical procedures that women underwent in 2021:
- Liposuction: 458,628
- Breast Augmentation: 362,346
- Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): 234,696
- Mastopexy (Breast Lift): 165,968
- Removal / Replacement of Breast Implants: 146,731
- Blepharoplasty: 130,489
Liposuction procedure is followed by breast augmentation and abdominoplasty. Women undergo breast augmentation for various reasons such as – to restore breast volume and firmness (lost due to weight loss, pregnancy, aging, or other reasons), correct breast asymmetry, reconstruct breasts after breast cancer/mastectomy and thus improve self-confidence. Breast augmentation is done using FDA-approved breast implants (Saline-filled implants, Silicone gel-filled implants, Gummy bear implants, and IDEAL implant) or by combining implants with fat transfer. According to the data, 148,000 women had implants removed and replaced (+32% from 2020) and 71,000 had their implants removed and not replaced (+47%). Breast lift surgery or mastopexy resolves sagging and restores a firmer and attractive shape to the breasts. The procedure helps to achieve better proportioned, natural-looking breasts. Breast augmentation is preferred by women in the 17-35 age group, and liposuction by those in the 36-50 and 51-70 age groups.
The statistics were compiled using the Aesthetic Neural Network (ANN) data. The Aesthetic Society partnered with Ronan SolutionsTM (Phoenix, AZ) to develop ANN. The data collected is reviewed and mapped by subject matter experts to generate a dynamic, comprehensive, longitudinal, valid and reliable repository of procedural and billing data.
To get better results out of any procedure, make sure to schedule a consultation with an expert plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NYC. Follow your surgeon’s instructions and maintain an ideal body weight. Plastic surgeons will inform candidates about all the benefits as well as the risks associated with the procedure and help make an informed decision.