New plastic surgery statistics reveal focus on face and fat

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According to ASPS statistics there were 17.1 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2016. (Shutterstock)

According to a new release by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) there are new cosmetic trends in facelifts and fat.

Of the 17.1 million cosmetic procedures performed, the surgery most Americans sought in 2016 was breast augmentation.
The top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2016 were:
Breast augmentation (290,467 procedures, up 4 percent from 2015)
Liposuction (235,237 procedures, up 6 percent from 2015)
Nose reshaping (223,018 procedures, up 2 percent from 2015)
Eyelid surgery (209,020 procedures, up 2 percent from 2015)

Facelifts (131,106 procedures, up 4 percent from 2015)

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Fat grafting is one of the fastest growing trends.

"One trend we are seeing with fat involves an increase in fat grafting procedures. Plastic surgeons harvest a patient's unwanted fat from their abdomen using liposuction and then inject it to lift and rejuvenate other areas such as the face, buttock and even the breast," said ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD. "Because the material injected is the patient's own fat the results typically last longer than fillers."
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