According to recently released statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
- Over 9 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in the US during 2011.
- The top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2011 included 1. liposuction, 2. breast augmentation, 3. abdominoplasty, 4. blepharoplasty, and 5. breast lift.
- With over 300,000 procedures performed, there was almost a 13% increase in the total number of liposuction procedures from 2010 to 2011. (Source: www.surgery.org)
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