Americans Spent $13.5 Billion on Plastic Surgery in 2015

Last year, Americans spent a record-breaking amount on plastic surgery. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, this was the first time plastic surgeons noted such high numbers — closing in on almost $14 billion. This is a $1.5 billion increase from 2014 to 2015.  The team at the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey breaks down the news in more detail here.

Why So Many People Pursued Plastic Surgery

The reasons why people undergo plastic surgery are as varied as the individuals themselves. However, some common themes emerged, such as the following:

  • to recapture their youth – many patients noted the desire to restore their once-youthful facial appearance
  • to stay competitive in the workplace – a large group of men in particular mentioned the goal of keeping up with younger colleagues when up for new jobs or promotions
  • to address stubborn problem areas – it was common among many plastic surgery patients to address areas of body fat that were unresponsive to diet and exercise efforts
  • to address deep-seated insecurities – procedures such as labiaplasty gained popularity as more women sought to address features causing shame and embarrassment

The Most Popular Procedures

Surgical procedures were up 7 percent, accounting for 58 percent of expenditures. The top five surgical procedures among men and women were as follows:

  1. Liposuction
  2. Breast augmentation
  3. Tummy tuck
  4. Eyelid surgery
  5. Nose reshaping surgery

Among non-surgical procedures, the top five procedures among men and women were as follows:

  1. Botulinum toxin
  2. Hyaluronic acid fillers
  3. Hair removal
  4. Chemical peel
  5. Microdermabrasion

Plastic surgeons were pleasantly surprised to see the number of men seeking surgical and non-surgical treatments rise significantly — up 43 percent in 2015. Based on early projections of 2016 statistics, this is a trend that should continue for the foreseeable future.

Learn More about Your Plastic Surgery Options

Is there an area of your appearance that you would like to improve in the New Year? Contact the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey to schedule an informational consultation with our team. After learning more about your specific concerns and needs, we can explain the recommended treatment options.

Call (973) 233-1933 or email us today to make your appointment.