Number of Buttock Augmentation Procedures Rise Exponentially in U.S.

New data on plastic surgery trends also finds men increasingly undergoing breast reductions
New data on plastic surgery trends also finds men increasingly undergoing breast reductions

HealthDay News — Gluteal augmentation is now the fastest-growing type of plastic surgery in the United States, according to the latest data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Overall, the number of U.S. plastic surgery procedures rose 115% between 2000 and 2015. According to the ASPS, there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2015 – 2% higher than in 2014. Of the 1.7 million surgical procedures performed in 2015, the top five were breast augmentation, liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck. This was the first year since at least 2000 that facelifts were not in the top five, the ASPS noted.

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Of the 14.2 million minimally invasive procedures in 2015, the top five were botulinum toxin type A injections, soft-tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion.

Between 2000 and 2015, breast lifts increased 89% (from 52,836 to 99,614 cases). The rate of people undergoing buttock lifts rose 252 percent between 2000 and 2015 -- from 1,356 to 4,767 procedures. There were 68,106 breast reduction surgeries in 2015, and for the first time men accounted for more than 40 percent of those procedures. The ASPS data also showed that more breast cancer patients are undergoing breast reconstruction. In 2015, there were 106,300 such procedures – 4% more than in 2014 and 35% higher than in 2000.

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