Plastic Surgery FAQ’s


What is the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedure?

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.

What is the most common procedure performed among men?

The most common procedures among men are facial plastic surgery procedures, such as nose reshaping (“rhinoplasty”) and eyelid surgery (“blepharoplasty”).

What is the common cosmetic surgery procedure performed among teenagers?

The most common cosmetic surgery procedure performed among teenagers is nose reshaping (“rhinoplasty”), however only three percent of cosmetic surgery nationwide is performed on people 18 years of age or younger.

Where are most cosmetic surgery procedures performed (what state)?

Most cosmetic surgery is performed in California (one out of every five procedures).

Where is the best resource in providing accurate surgical costs?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is best qualified to provide surgical and non-surgical fee information. Please note, however, it only includes surgeon fees. The total costs of a procedure will include the surgical fees, anesthetist, nurses, medicine, and other factors depending on the plastic surgeon.

What percentage of patients are repeat cosmetic patients?

In 2007, 42 percent of patients went back for an additional cosmetic surgery procedure, while in 2006, 40 percent were repeat cosmetic patients.

What percent of patients have multiple cosmetic procedures at the same time?

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.