HealthDay News — Americans spent $16 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally invasive procedures in 2016, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The most popular surgical procedures and their national average costs were: breast augmentation – 290,467 procedures at a cost of $3,719 each; liposuction – 235,237 procedures at $3,200; nose reshaping – 223,018 procedures at $5,046; tummy tuck – 127,633 procedures at $5,798; and buttock augmentation – 18,489 procedures at $4,356.
The most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures and their national average costs were: botulinum toxin type-A injections – 7 million procedures at a cost of $385 each; hyaluronic acid fillers – 2 million procedures at $644 each; chemical peel – 1.3 million procedures at $673 each; microdermabrasion – 775,014 procedures at $138 each; and laser treatments – 656,781 procedures at $433 each.
The cost of most procedures went up from 2015 to 2016. The only exception was the national average cost of breast augmentation surgery. This surgery was 2.7% less expensive. Liposuction costs went up 6.1%, and nose reshaping surgery costs increased by 5.6%. Botulinum toxin type-A injection costs went up less than 1%. Hyaluronic acid and chemical peel costs went up 5.0 and 5.7%, respectively, according to the report.