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Cosmetic Surgery in the United States on the Rise

Posted: March 20, 2006

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According to the report, America's five most common cosmetic surgeries in 2005 were:

  1. Liposuction: 323,605
  2. Nose reshaping: 298,413
  3. Breast augmentation: 291,350
  4. Eyelid surgery: 230,697
  5. Tummy tuck: 134,746

Facelifts didn't make the list.

"The facelift is still a highly sought-after procedure. Nearly 109,000 were performed last year," says American Society of Plastic Surgeons president Bruce Cunningham, MD, in a news release.

"However, the fact [that] it didn't make the top five surgical procedures can be attributed to increased consumer demand for minimally invasive injectable wrinkle fillers and fighters as a remedy to combat facial aging," Cunningham says.

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