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Cosmetic Statistics

Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of cosmetic procedures and surgeries that have been performed. We briefly summarize some of these data by most popular cosmetic procedure.

Over 15 million cosmetic surgeries and minor procedures were performed in the U.S during the past year.

Cosmetic Procedures Stats

Botulinum (Botox) injection: Over 7,000,000 procedures per year

Dermal Filler injections: Over 2,500,000 procedures per year

Chemical peels: Over 1,200,000 procedures per year

Laser hair removal: Over 1,000,000 procedures per year

Microdermabrasion: Over 700,000 procedures per year

Cosmetic Surgery Stats

Liposuction: Over 220,000 procedures per year

Breast Implants: Over 300,000 procedures per year

Nose jobs (Nose reshaping): Over 200,000 procedures per year

Eyelid Surgery: Over 200,000 procedures per year

Tummy Tuck: Over 110,000 procedures per year

Face Lift: Over 100,000 procedures per year

Cosmetic Dentistry Stats

Invisalign clear aligner treatments in 2017: 931,000 per year

Average cost for clear aligners: $3000 – $8000

Teeth Whitener usage: 285 million users

Influences of Cosmetic Procedures Frequency

There are several variables that can affect the volume of cosmetic procedures, including:

  1. Demographics: The population of a certain area, as well as the age and gender of the individuals in that area, can influence the demand for cosmetic procedures. For example, a higher concentration of older individuals may lead to an increased demand for procedures such as facelifts or eyelid surgery.
  2. Socioeconomic factors: Income levels and education can also play a role in determining the volume of cosmetic procedures. People with higher incomes and higher levels of education may be more likely to seek out and afford cosmetic procedures.
  3. Cultural factors: Different cultures may have different attitudes towards cosmetic procedures, which can affect the volume of procedures performed. For example, some cultures may place a greater emphasis on physical appearance and may therefore have a higher demand for cosmetic procedures.
  4. Technological advances: Advances in technology can make certain procedures more accessible, safer, and more effective, which can increase the volume of procedures performed.
  5. Marketing and advertising: The way in which cosmetic procedures are marketed and advertised can also affect the volume of procedures performed. For example, if a particular procedure is heavily advertised and marketed as being safe and effective, it may lead to an increase in demand for that procedure.
  6. Government regulations: Government regulations can have a significant impact on the cosmetic procedures. For example, if a certain procedure is only allowed to be performed by licensed and certified surgeons, it may limit the number of people who can perform the procedure, and in turn, affect the volume of procedures performed.
  7. Insurance coverage: If a cosmetic procedure is not covered by insurance, it may limit the number of people who can afford to have the procedure done, which can affect the volume of procedures performed.


American Society of Plastic Surgeons

U.S. Census data and Simmons National Consumer Survey (NHCS)

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1 thought on “Cosmetic Statistics”

  1. What about all of the other injectables? I would like to see some stats on that too please.
    as a side note, there have been some reports that the COVID epidemic has increased the amount of procedures significantly. It has been proposed that much of this is due to the that occur when we are on video chat with our workmates and family. interesting.

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