From 2011 to 2012, the number of plastic surgeries performed in the United States jumped five percent to 14.6 million, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Much of that growth was fueled by non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures like microdermabrasion treatments and laser facial resurfacing.
“Our annual statistics serve as a snapshot regarding the plastic surgery industry,” said ASPS President Gregory Evans, MD. “For the third consecutive year, the overall growth in cosmetic surgery continues to be driven by a significant rise in minimally-invasive procedures, while surgical procedures remain relatively stable. We are aware, however, that patients who begin with less invasive treatments with a plastic surgeon may opt for more invasive, surgical pro