Plastic surgery is always popular, but trends can be different from one year to the next. Let’s take a look at the 10 most popular plastic surgery procedures in 2016.
❤ 1. Breast augmentation
Breast augmentation is at the top of this list, with 290,467 procedures performed in 2016. It’s probably safe to assume that breast augmentation will also be the most popular plastic surgery of 2017.
💉 2. Liposuction
Liposuction is a procedure that involves removing fat from beneath the surface of the skin of the patient. This popular plastic surgery has been performed 235,237 times in 2016.
👃 3. Rhinoplasty
The term “nose job” is often used to describe a rhinoplasty. The goal of this plastic surgery is to enhance the shape or the size of a nose. This procedure, performed 223,018 times, was the third most popular in 2016.
👓 4. Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty, more frequently called eyelid surgery, is a procedure that can help erase the signs of aging around the eyes. It can also remove puffy bags under the eyes. In 2016, 209,020 patients chose this procedure.
👵 5. Rhytidectomy
You might have never heard the term rhytidectomy, but you have certainly heard about facelifts. In 2016, 131,106 patients chose to have a rhytidectomy to improve the signs of aging on their faces.
💪 6. Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty, more frequently called a tummy tuck, is a plastic surgery that can reshape the tummy by tightening the muscles and removing excess fat and skin. According to statistics, 127,633 men and women chose this plastic surgery in 2016.
💕 7. Mastopexy
Mastopexy is the technical name for a breast lift. Unlike a breast augmentation, a breast lift will lift sagging breasts without altering their size. This plastic surgery was performed 101,264 times last year.
💆 8. Dermabrasion
Dermabrasion was performed on 88,182 patients in 2016. This procedure uses a device that will remove the outer layers of the skin, to help reduce blemishes, wrinkles, facial scars, and acne.
🏥 9. Neck lift
According to the statistics for 2016, exactly 55,227 neck lifts were performed. A neck lift is often done at the same time as a facelift, but it can also be performed alone to improve wrinkled and loose skin around the neck.
👱 10. Forehead lift
Finally, the forehead lift, also called a brow lift, is the 10th most popular plastic surgery of 2016, with a total of 43,038 procedures performed.