Monday, February 16, 2009

Predictions for 2009 ASAPS Stats

The annual statistical report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is due to drop soon. Click here to see last year's report.

As you can see, they poll over 12,000 plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and otolarynologists across the country to estimate trends in cosmetic surgery from year to year. It can be broken down by age and/or gender, and places each year into a historical perspective.

It's a no-nonsense way of gauging what the real trends are, rather than taking one or two plastic surgeons' words for it.

Anyway, here are my predictions for this year:

Thanks to Allergan's well-publicized financial reports, I will say minimally invasive procedures will be down about 5%, facelifts are down 30%, eyelids down 20%, liposuction down 15%, and breast augmentation down 5%.

When the report drops we'll be back with more. An ASAPS representative estimated that it will be out by the end of the month.

Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center

Dr. David J. Goldberg
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center
Skin Laser Surgery Specialists of NY/NJ

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