Buttock lifts and implants rank as the fastest-growing types of plastic surgery in the United States, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) revealed in its annual report.
The organization shared that, from 2000 to 2015, the rate of people undergoing buttock lifts increased by 252 percent, from 1,356 to 4,767 cases.
According to the ASPS’s report, the top butt-related procedures in 2015 were buttock augmentation with fat grafting (about 15,000 cases, up 28 percent from the previous year); buttock lift (nearly 4,800 procedures, up 36 percent from 2014); and butt implants (over 2,500 cases, up 36 percent from 2014).
Overall, cosmetic surgeries have risen 115 percent in the past 15 years. Medical Daily reported that the top five cosmetic procedures last year were breast augmentation, liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and abdominoplasty. And the top five minimally invasive procedures were Botox, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion.
“While more traditional facial procedures and breast augmentations are still among the most popular, we’re seeing much more diversity in the areas of the body patients are choosing to address,” Dr. David H. Song, ASPS president, commented in a press release.
Song added that patients now have so many options and together with their surgeon they can target specific areas of the body in order to get the look they have always wanted.
Cosmetic surgery in men is also on the rise
The ASPS also said in its report that more than 40 percent of breast reduction surgeries last year were performed on men, a total of 27,456 procedures, meaning that the rate was 35 percent higher than in 2000 and up 5 percent from 2014.
Song pointed out that the surgery is often performed in younger men who face genetic challenges related to the size and shape of their breasts. He also noted that surgeons are seeing more of them undergo procedures like these as cosmetic surgery is becoming more accepted in men. The ASPS president affirmed that surgery can also make significant differences in their lives when performed appropriately.
More breast cancer patients are seeing hope in plastic surgery
Another interesting fact the ASPS report revealed is that more breast cancer patients are taking the decision to undergo breast reconstruction. There were more than 106,000 procedures of this kind in 2015, 35 percent more than in 2000.
Song commented that the finding was encouraging and that surgeons expected to continue to help all women who are facing breast cancer so they will be aware of the several options there are for them.
Source: Fox News