New York Times Cosmetic Surgery Statistics Review
In the March 30, 2011 New York times, an article which discusses a decade of boosting breast size, had very interesting statistics, notably, the breast augmentations performed in comparison to facial plastic surgery procedures. In summary, breast augmentation procedures continue to remain stable or are on the increase, while facial plastic surgery trends have shown a decrease in number of surgeries, including facelifts, nose jobs and eyelid surgery. Statistics show approximately 296,000 augmentations performed in 2010 show a 2% increase from 2009. The increase is almost 40% in breast implants placed annually since the year 2000. Breast lifts have also been shown to increase since 2009 with over 90,000 lifts performed in the year 2010. Of the 13.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures performed last year, there has been a 5% increase since the 2009 statistics were taken.
We continue to see breast augmentation patients weekly and have performed multiple surgeries on these patients every week of the year. Both saline and silicone gel implant patients arrive on our doorsteps for surgery almost daily. We believe that the demand for breast augmentation, breast revision, breast lifts and breast reductions will continue to increase over the next 10 years and that the trend shown by the New York Times article is accurate.