This Was the Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedure in 2021

The Aesthetic Society recently released its annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Statistics. The new data gives us fresh insight into the trends of the past year. As people emerged from their homes and offices reopened, many people sought to improve their appearance. The data from the Aesthetic Society shows a notable increase in both face and body procedures in 2021, with some surgeries being clear favorites.

According to the data, facial procedures shot up by 54 percent last year, while aesthetic body procedures increased by 63 percent from 2020 to 2021. This spike in procedures led to a revenue boost for aesthetic procedures totaling 63 percent, with Americans spending more than 14.6 billion dollars on these procedures.

The most common body surgical procedures among women included liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck and breast lift. When it comes to facial aesthetic procedures, blepharoplasty, facelift, rhinoplasty, brow lift, neck procedures and fat injection led the pack.

“Our new data demonstrates that many specialized surgical procedures, like liposuction and facelifts, have increased in the last year,” William P. Adams, Jr., MD, president of The Aesthetic Society, said in a statement. “During the pandemic, patients could allow for more recovery time, thereby opting for surgical aesthetic procedures further driven by the boom of video conferencing.”

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