In 2007, an estimated 42 percent of cosmetic patients had more than one procedure performed at the same time. In 2006, 41 percent of patients underwent multiple cosmetic procedures at once.
The top cosmetic surgery procedure is liposuction (“lipoplasty”), which is the removal of excess fat from a selected region of the body. The most common plastic surgery procedure is tumor removal, which is a skin lesion, such as skin cancer.
Most cosmetic surgery is performed in California (one out of every five procedures).
In 2007, 42 percent of patients went back for an additional cosmetic surgery procedure, while in 2006, 40 percent were repeat cosmetic patients.