The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) has just released their annual survey for cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the 2008 calendar year. The results indicate that procedures for females are on the rise, while procedures for males have dropped from 2007 totals.
In 2008, female cosmetic surgery procedures increased 29%, while male procedures dropped 2%. This is the first time in several years that there has been a noticeable difference in the growth of cosmetic surgery between males and females.
The struggling economy is most likely a strong contributing factor in the decrease in male cosmetic surgery procedures. The continued popularity of low-cost, non-invasive procedures such as Botox and laser skin resurfacing among women have prevented a similar decline.
The AACS survey also revealed the following trends:
- The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in 2008 were liposuction, breast augmentation, and blepharoplasty.
- The most popular non-surgical procedures were laser hair removal and injectable fillers.
If you are interested in cosmetic surgery in the northern Virginia or Washington, D.C. area, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Desman.