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San Antonio Cosmetic SurgerySurgery Statistics for 2009 Released by ASAPS

Each spring, groups of surgeons like the ASAPS provide statistics on procedures that were popular in the previous year. The news gives us an opportunity to discuss nationwide trends in plastic surgery.

Because of the economic recession, statistics for 2009 show a two percent overall decrease in cosmetic treatments compared to 2008. Of the nearly 10 million cosmetic procedures performed in the United States, non-invasive procedures like Botox and Juvederm increased slightly while a moderate (17 percent) decrease was seen in surgical procedures such as liposuction, abdominoplasty or breast augmentation.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the top cosmetic treatments in America are as follows:


1. Breast augmentation
2. Liposuction
3. Eyelid Surgery
4. Abdominoplasty
5. Facelift


1. Botox/Dysport
2. Hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers
3. Laser hair removal
4. Microdermabrasion
5. Chemical Peel

More 2009 numbers should be released in the coming weeks from other professional groups. We look forward to comparing them and continuing this discussion of plastic surgery trends.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the renowned San Antonio plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Delio Ortegon. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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