Cosmetic Surgery Increases in the US

Study Shows Americans Had Nearly 9.5 Million Cosmetic Surgeries and Procedures in 2010

Led by breast enlargement operations, plastic surgery procedures jumped 9% in 2010 compared to the previous year, according to a study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

ASAPS, which has collected statistics on plastic surgery procedures since 1997, says the total number of procedures done for cosmetic reasons has increased 155% since then.

In 2010, nearly 9.5 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the U.S. Breast augmentation was the most frequently performed operation. Continue reading