Americans Spent Over $12 Billion on Aesthetic Procedures in 2014: ASAPS Report

Cosmetic Surgery | Non Surgical Procedures | Orlando | Altamonte Springs FLMillions of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are performed every year in the US. Improvements in technology have led to reduced risk, lower costs, and enhanced aesthetic outcomes. The number of people seeking plastic surgery as well as med spa procedures continues to grow year on year.

Dr. Thomas Fiala is a board certified plastic surgeon providing state of the art cosmetic procedures at his practice. Dr. Fiala also heads the Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, a leading facility for non-surgical procedures. Dr. Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities for both invasive and non-invasive procedures.

Growing Demand for Cosmetic Procedures

According to the 18th annual multi-specialty data report released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American men and women spent more than $12 billion on surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures for the second year in a row.

One of the interesting insights revealed in the figures is that an increasing number of men are opting for aesthetic procedures in the country with each passing year. Over the last five years, the number of men choosing surgical or non-surgical procedures has shot up by a dramatic 43%.

On a year on year basis, the procedures that have demonstrated the biggest growth in volume include buttock augmentation, which is up 86%, labiaplasty, up 49%, and non-surgical fat reduction procedures, which have risen by 42%.

Top Five Surgical Procedures

For both men and women combined, the top five surgical aesthetic procedures in 2014 were as follows:

  • Liposuction (342,494 procedures)
  • Breast Augmentation (286,694 procedures)
  • Eyelid Surgery (165,714 procedures)
  • Tummy Tuck (164,021 procedures)
  • Nose Surgery (145,909 procedures)

Liposuction continues to be the dominant procedure because advancements in surgical techniques have made it less invasive and a more targeted surgery. Breast augmentation is another highly popular procedure because of the advanced qualities available in silicone and saline breast implants, and more efficient implantation techniques.

The incidence of capsular contractures has gone down over the years. Tummy tuck, rhinoplasty and eyelid lift also remain leading cosmetic surgery procedures in the US, year after year.

Top Five Non-surgical Procedures

For both men and women combined, the top five non-surgical procedures in 2014 were as follows:

  • Botulinum Toxin (3,588,218 procedures)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Based Fillers (1,696,621 procedures)
  • Hair Removal (828,480 procedures)
  • Chemical Peel (484,053 procedures)
  • Microdermabrasion (417,034 procedures)

With nearly 3.6 million recorded Botulinum Toxin (Botox and Dysport) based injectable anti-aging treatments performed in 2014, this remains by far the most popular non-surgical FDA approved aesthetic treatment. Dermal fillers which are based on hyaluronic acid, such as Juvederm and Restylane, also continue to be procedures in demand, apart from laser hair removal, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments.

Increase in Men’s Procedures

Since 2010, the growth in men’s aesthetic procedures has been recorded by ASAPS as follows:

Surgical Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty (up 34%)
  • Male Breast Reduction (up 33%)
  • Facelift (up 44%)

Non-surgical Procedures

  • Botulinum Toxin (up 84%)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Based Fillers (up 94%)
  • Nonsurgical skin tightening (up 37%)
  • Intense Pulsed Light (up 44%)

The rising trends in favor of both invasive and non-invasive aesthetic treatments are expected to continue in the near future as technologies advance and the procedures become safer and more effective.

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Cosmetic Minimally Invasive Procedures on the Rise: ASPS Report

Medical Spa | Med Spa | Cosmetic Procedures | Orlando | Altamonte Springs FLTechnological innovations have led to the emergence of a variety of minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures in the US in recent years. The inherent benefits of a non-surgical med spa procedure such as low risks, minimal downtime, reduced costs, and minimal pain and discomfort have made them more popular with each passing year.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has released its latest report to inform about the total number of minimally invasive procedures performed in 2014, and how the demand for these procedures has grown in comparison to 2000. Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Fiala, provides these procedures to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding areas.

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox or Dysport)

Nearly 6.7 million injectable procedures involving Botox or Dysport were performed in 2014 to reduce the appearance facial signs of aging. The number has grown six percent over 2013, and represents almost an eight-fold jump from 786,911 procedures performed in 2000.

Cellulite Reduction

In 2014, cellulite reduction procedures performed in the US stood at 29,243, as recorded by ASPS. The popularity of the procedure has grown by 22 percent over 2000.

Chemical Peels

More than 1.25 million chemical peel procedures were performed in 2014, representing a growth of seven percent over the previous year.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL treatments performed in 2014 stood at 621,724, recording a growth of 3% over 2013.

Laser Hair Removal

A total of 1,112,046 laser hair removal procedures were performed in 2014. As compared to the year 2000, the demand for this procedure has grown by 51%.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

The number laser skin resurfacing treatments performed in 2014 was 543,731, showing a jump of 6% over 2013, and more than 218% growth since 2000.

Ablative Treatments

Ablative skin procedures stood at 152,478 in 2014, revealing a growth of 4% over 2013.

Non-ablative (Fraxel and Others)

Non-ablative skin rejuvenation procedure grew by as much as 7% in one year, and stood at 391,253 procedures in 2014.

Laser Vein Treatment

The number of laser treatments for vein removal was 207,790 in 2014, which was nearly the same as the figure in 2013.


A total of 881,905 microdermabrasion treatments were performed in 2014, revealing a decline of about nine percent as compared to 2013.


Traditional sclerotherapy procedures for varicose veins stood at 323,609 in 2014, representing a marginal increase over the previous year.

Soft Tissue Fillers

More than 2.3 million dermal filler injectable anti-aging procedures were performed in 2014, recording a growth of three percent over the previous year. As compared to 2000, the number of these procedures has jumped by as much as 253%. Hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane grew by over eight percent from the previous year.

The total number of cosmetic minimally invasive procedures performed in 2014 stood close to 14 million, recording a growth of 4% overall in comparison to 2013. About 5.5 million procedures were performed in 2000, which means the demand for these procedures has shot up by more than 154% since the year 2000.

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