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17 Million Cosmetic Surgeries Performed in U.S. in 2009

Posted: March 12, 2010

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For AACS members, rhinoplasty surgeries jumped from 12,460 in 2008 to 21,730 in 2009, a 74% increase. Face lifts were also up this year, from 20,478 in 2008 to 34,455 in 2009, a 44% spike.

“As the economy recovers slowly but surely, we are seeing patients come back and feel better about doing some things for themselves that maybe they’d been putting off for a while,” Berman said.