Statistics provided by American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
- Breast Augmentation – After slipping to the number 2 spot in 2011, breast augmentation regained the number 1 spot in 2012. Around 370,000 breast augmentations in 2012, compared to 317,000 in 2011.
- Liposuction – With 313,000 procedures in 2012, liposuction claims the number 2 spot. Their popularity can be attributed to the new technology in less invasive procedures like Coolscupting, Liposonix and Vaser Shape.
- Facelift – Ranked third, their popularity is especially significant when you consider that non-invasive procedures like Botox is taking away some of their market share. Nonetheless, facelifts procedures numbered around 119,000.
- Weight-loss related surgeries – Surgeries related to body contouring increased from 9,175 in 2011 to 10,119 in 2012.
More 2012 numbers:
Over 2.6 million Botox injections
1.4 million Restlylane/Juvederm treatments
880,000 Laser Hair removal procedures