From The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2002 Statistics)
Facelift Surgery-Specific Statistics:
- Facelift surgery was the fifth most performed cosmetic surgery by ASPS surgeons in 2002.
- Number of facelifts performed by ASPS surgeons in 2002: 117,831.
- down 5% from the year 2001 and down 12% from 2000.
- Age Distribution for facelift surgery:
- Ages 18 and Younger: 0 procedures (0%)
- Ages 19 to 34: 885 procedures (1%); down 16% from 2001 and up 33% from 2000.
- Ages 35 to 50: 31,049 procedures (26%); up 12% from 2001 and down 7% from 2000.
- Ages 51 to 64: 65,272 procedures (55%); down 13% from 2001 and down 14% from 2000.
- Ages 65 and over: 20,625 procedures (18%); 0% change from 2001 and down 13% from 2000.
- Men made up 10% of facelift patients in 2002 while women made up 90%.
- The national average for Surgeon/Physician fees for facelift surgery was $5,352. All members in total charged $630,620,968 for facelift procedures in 2002.
* These fees are averages only and do not include anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other medical expenses.
General Cosmetic Surgery Statistics:
- The top five cosmetic surgery procedures performed in 2002 included:
- Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty): 354,327 procedures, down 4% from 2001 and down 9% from 2000.
- Liposuction : 282,876 procedures, up 3% from 2001 and down 20% from 2000.
- Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty): 236,888 procedures, up 8% from 2001 and up 11% from 2000.
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty): 230,672 procedures, down 3% from 2001 and down 30% from 2000.
- Facelift (rhytidectomy): 117,831 procedures, down 5% from 2001 and down 12% from 2000.
- The top three cosmetic surgery procedures for men in 2002 included:
- Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty): 145,204, representing 41% of all nose reshaping procedures.
- Liposuction : 52,797, representing 19% of all liposuction procedures.
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty): 44,150, representing 19% of all eyelids surgeries.
- The top three cosmetic surgery procedures for women in 2002 included:
- Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty): 236,888, representing 100% of breast augmentation procedures.
- Liposuction : 230,079, representing 81% of all liposuction procedures.
- Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty): 209,123, representing 59% of all nose reshaping procedures.
- 37% of all cosmetic surgery patients in 2002 were repeat patients.
- 32% of all cosmetic surgery patients had multiple procedures at the same time.
- Where the surgery was performed: 50% of all cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in the surgeon’s office, 32% in a hospital, and 17% in free-standing ambulatory surgical facilities.
- Caucasian: 84%
- Hispanic: 7%
- African-American: 6%
- Asian-American: 3%
- Other: 1%
- The number of people having cosmetic plastic surgery by ASPS members has tripled since 1992.
- There was a 7% increase in people having procedures by ASPS members between 2000 and 2001.
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From The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2001 Statistics)
- The USA is first place in the world by number of procedures (21% of the world’s plastic surgery) performed by ISAPS members. Brazil is second (14%) and Mexico third (8%). The UK, which was third in 2000, did not have any replies in 2001.
- Internationally 62.86% of aesthetic surgery patients are between 21 and 50 years old. Russia has the highest percentage of teenage patients (20 years old and younger) with 40%, followed by Mexico (32.42%) and Chile the lowest with 4.67%. Japan has the highest percentage of older patients (51 years old and older) with 33.28% and Jordan the lowest with 9.25%.
- Females are 87.35% of the international aesthetic plastic surgery patients and male patients 12.65%. In Finland, Japan and Korea more than 25% of the patients are male.
- Lipoplasty is still the #1 surgical procedure overall, followed by breast augmentation and blepharoplasty.
- Collagen Injection was the #1 procedure for women, followed by lipoplasty and breast augmentation.
- Scar revision was the #1 procedure for men, followed by rhinoplasty and lipoplasty.
*ISAPS has extrapolated to produce these statistics.