Although there has been a significant rise in noninvasive procedures, plastic surgery remains the gold standard in aesthetics, providing the dramatic, long-lasting results. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), surgical procedures accounted for 77% of the total cosmetic surgery business in 2017. Of those who chose plastic surgery, 38.6% were between the ages of 35 and 60. It is no surprise that once again, the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States was breast augmentation.
BREAST AUGMENTATION STATISTICS
The newest statistics from the ASAPS report that of the 1,542,675 cosmetic surgery procedures performed last year, over 330,000 were breast augmentation. This is a 6.6% increase from 2016. Rounding out the top five most popular procedures, following breast augmentation, were liposuction, eyelid lifts, breast lifts, and the tummy tuck.
Breast lifts, also known as mastopexy, have shown one of the highest increases over the last several years. The number of women choosing to have a breast lift has gone up by an amazing 57.5% since 2012. In 2017, more than 142,000 mastopexy procedures were performed; the largest number recorded.
HOW MUCH DOES AMERICA SPEND ON BREAST AUGMENTATION?
The total spent on aesthetic procedures last year topped $8.5 billion dollars, with $6.6 billion put towards invasive cosmetic surgery. The large number of breast augmentation techniques performed consistently brings in a big part of these revenues. Saline implants grossed $148,989,419 and silicone implants, the most popular choice, brought in $1,168,099,577.
The average cost of a breast augmentation procedure in the U.S. can range between $3,500 and $6,000. However, this price will vary according to the individual patient, the type of implant used, the extent of correction, and the particular region of the country where the augmentation is performed. Average costs across the nation include:
- Breast Augmentation with Saline Implants – $3,515
- Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants – $4,014
- Explanation (Removal of implants) – $2,745
- Mastopexy (breast lift) – $4,895
- Breast Reduction – $5,860
BREAST AUGMENTATION IN HOUSTON
Over 1/3 of all breast augmentation procedures were performed in the western half of the U.S., including California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico. However, Texas is pushing to the forefront of breast augmentation popularity, with a number of qualified plastic surgeons ready to help with your body contouring needs. If you are in Houston, look no further than Dr. Paul Vitenas. With over 30 years of breast augmentation experience, his surgical skill is second to none. To find out more about Dr. Vitenas’ breast augmentation techniques, call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at (281) 407-7428.