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Plastic Surgery Is On The Rise! 2017 Statistics5 min read

Statistics Show That There Was A 2% Rise In Plastic Surgeries in 2017


Dr. Phillip Chang M.D.

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Dr. Phillip Chang

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun, Virginia
Offices in Leesburg, Virginia.

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Plastic Surgery Is On The Rise!

According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic surgery procedures continue to increase year after year. These  trends accurately reflect the percentages and ratios we see in our offices in Northern Virginia.

Here’s the data set for 2017’s Cosmetic Surgical Procedures.

Let's Break Down These Numbers:

Total Cosmetic Procedures

In 2016, there were 17,192,816 total cosmetic procedures in the United States: 

Compare that to the 17,504,950 cosmetic procedures in 2017:

In other words, between 2016 and 2017 there was a 2% rise in the total cosmetic procedures performed!

Total Surgical Procedures

Surgical procedures tend to be scarier to patients because they are more complicated and involved, often requiring anesthesia. Yet even these have continued to increase over the past two years.

There were 1,790,832 cosmetic surgical procedures in 2017. In 2016 there were 1,780,987 procedures: ten thousand less surgical procedures across the nation. That’s an increase of 1% in just one year.

Most Popular Procedures

You will notice that of the twenty-eight categories from the first graph, five categories are highlighted. These were the top five procedures performed in 2017: 

  • Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty) at 300,378 procedures.
  • Liposuction at 246,354 procedures.
  • Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) at 218,924.
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at 209,571.
  • Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) at 129,753 procedures.

Most Popular States For Plastic Surgery

The 2017 statistics divide the nation into five regions. 

  • Region 1: The New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) and Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) areas.
  • Region 2: The East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) and West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) areas.
  • Region 3: The South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV).
  • Region 4: East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) and West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) areas.
  • Region 5: Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) and Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) areas.

The most popular states for plastic surgery were in the Region 5 area with 29% of all cosmetic procedures. Though it might seem like there’s a correlation between populations and procedures, Region 1 in New England carries the second highest ratio at 22% of all procedures. Region 3 weighs in at 21% and Region 2 at 14%, while Region 4 with East and West South Central has the lowest number of plastic surgeries with only 13% of surgeries from the entire nation. 

Most Popular States For Plastic Surgery

Regardless of how popular plastic surgeries are in your region of the nation, maybe 2019 is the year for you to consider taking the same step the millions of women before you have taken! Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Chang today.

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What is the American Society of Plastic Surgeons?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons ( ASPS ) is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. With more than 7,000 members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. The ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plasticsurgeons in the United States. Consumers can visit the ASPS at PlasticSurgery.org.

Finding the Best Plastic Reduction Surgeon in Virginia

Dr. Phillip Chang is known to be one of the best surgeons in Virginia after performing thousands of procedures for almost 20 years. His innovative techniques have been highlighted in national magazines and educational channels prompting patients across the country to send revision breast reduction procedures to his office in Northern Virginia outside of Washington, DC.  

Visit his office in Leesburg, Virginia in Loudoun County or fill out the contact form below for more information on how we can help you with your plastic surgery plans. 

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