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New Trends in Plastic SurgeryThe field of cosmetic surgery has grown and evolved dramatically over the last two decades. Data compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) for 2014 reveals interesting new trends in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures when compared to the figures of 2013.

Scot Glasberg, the president of ASPS, said that demand for plastic surgery procedures has risen rapidly as technological advancements are paving the way for a wider range of treatment options. Dr. Eugene Kim is a double board certified plastic surgeon providing various aesthetic procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding locations.


Rising Demand

According to the ASPS, 15.6 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2014. Including both surgical and minimally invasive procedures, this figure represented a growth of three percent over the previous year.

During 2014, an additional 5.8 million reconstructive procedures were performed, recording a growth of one percent over the previous year. More than 13.9 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were also performed in 2014, which was a jump of four percent over 2013.


Top Five Non-Surgical Procedures

The top five non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2014 included:

  • Botox: 6.7 million (up 6 percent)
  • Dermal Fillers: 2.3 million (up 3 percent)
  • Chemical Peels: 1.2 million (up 7 percent)
  • Laser Hair Removal: 1.1 million (up 3 percent)
  • Microdermabrasion: 0.9 million (down 9 percent)

Dr. Kim provides cutting edge cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical aesthetic procedures for the breast, body and face. He receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas.


Top Five Surgical Procedures

In 2014, over 1.7 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed, registering a growth of one percent over 2013. The five most popular surgical procedures performed by plastic surgeons in 2014 included:

  • Breast Augmentation: 286,254 (down 1 percent)
  • Rhinoplasty: 217,124 (down 2 percent)
  • Liposuction: 210,552 (up 5 percent)
  • Eyelid surgery: 206,509 (down 4 percent)
  • Facelift: 128,266 (down 4 percent)


Buttock Enhancement

One of the fastest growing cosmetic surgery procedures in 2014 was buttock enhancement. In comparison to 2013, the figures were as follows:

  • Buttock Augmentation with Fat Grafting: 11,505 procedures (up 15 percent)
  • Buttock Implants: 1,863 procedures (up 98 percent)
  • Buttock Lift: 3,505 procedures (up 44 percent)


Growth in Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction surgery may have to be performed to restore the appearance of breasts after a mastectomy. In 2014, the number of breast reconstruction procedures stood at 102,200, representing an increase of seven percent over the previous year.


Rise in Male Surgeries

Breast reduction surgery turned out to be the leading plastic surgery procedure for men in 2014, with a total of 26,175 procedures performed during the year. One of the new procedures for men is pectoral implant surgery.

In 2014, a total of 1,054 pectoral implant procedures were performed, registering a growth of 208 percent over the previous year. Since 2000, male plastic surgery rates have continued to improve on a year on year basis.

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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