More than $16 billion spent on cosmetic plastic surgery in 2016
A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans spent more than ever before — $16 billion — on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally-invasive procedures in 2016. The new report also breaks down the national average cost of surgical and minimally-invasive procedures.
Among the more popular cosmetic surgical procedures and their related costs were:
- Breast augmentation (290,467 procedures):
- Liposuction (235,237 procedures):
- Nose reshaping (223,018 procedures):
- Tummy tuck (127,633 procedures):
- Buttock augmentation (18,489 procedures)
Among the more popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures and their related costs were:
- Wrinkle treatment injections (botulinum toxin type-A, such as Botox®, Dysport®) (7 million procedures):
- Hyaluronic acid fillers (2 million procedures):
- Chemical peel (1.3 million procedures):
- Microdermabrasion (775,014 procedures):
- Laser treatments (Intense Pulsed Light) (656,781 procedures):
The national average cost of breast augmentation surgery decreased 2.7 percent from 2015. The cost for liposuction increased 6.1 percent and nose reshaping increased 5.6 percent. Botulinum toxin type A injections increased by less than 1 percent from 2015, while hyaluronic acid costs increased 5 percent and chemical peels increased 5.7 percent compared to 2015.
Cost factors for most cosmetic surgeries include the type of surgery chosen, location of surgery, surgeon’s experience and insurance coverage. Fees generally do not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.