- November 25th 2011
Independent surveys on cosmetic surgery and treatments in the United States, by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, reached similar conclusions: Despite the recession, demand for cosmetic procedures is strong and poised to grow stronger.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in a survey released March 9, said an estimated 10 million procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2009, down 2% from 2008. The society said surgical procedures declined 17%, but nonsurgical procedures grew 1%.
Injections of botulinum toxin type A (commonly known as BOTOX®) accounted for 2.5 million procedures, about a quarter of all cosmetic procedures. BOTOX® injections alone beat all surgical procedures combined by more than 1 million.
Overall, nonsurgical procedures outnumbered surgical procedures by a ratio of 85-to-15. Breast augmentation led all surgical procedures at more than 311,000, but that was down from 355,000 in 20 [Read more]