Breast Augmentation Remains to be Top Cosmetic Surgical Procedure

New Breast Implant Holds Its Shape

Statistics on breast implants rise and fall like heaving bodices in romance novels. Last year there were 7 percent fewer breast augmentations than in 2011, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Still, with 286,000 procedures performed, augmentation remained the number one cosmetic operation, topping nose jobs, liposuction, eye-lifts, and face-lifts. The introduction this week of a long-awaited new implant may swell those augmentation numbers even more. Read more…

Botox or your bills? Plastic surgery wins out

Fewer Americans seem to be frowning on cosmetic plastic surgery.

People may be struggling with gas prices and health care costs, but cosmetic plastic surgery procedures rose 5% from 2011 to 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports. Last year, 14.6 million procedures, including minimally invasive and surgical, were performed in the U.S., according to the organization’s annual statistics. Read more…

Reprinted from Cathy Payne, USA TODAY

FDA approves new silicone-gel breast implant from Allergan

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Feb. 20 approved the Natrelle 410 breast implant, a highly cohesive, anatomically shaped silicone-gel filled implant manufactured by Allergan, Inc., to increase breast size (augmentation) in women at least 22 years old and to rebuild breast tissue (reconstruction) in women of any age. Read more…

14.6 Million Cosmetic Procedures in 2012 – Up 5%

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – As economic indicators such as auto, retail, and home sales saw gains in 2012 – so too did plastic surgery.  According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2012, up 5 percent since 2011. In addition, 5.6 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent. Read More