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Baby Boomers Account for 43% of All Cosmetic Procedures Performe

15 years, 6 months ago

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Posted on Sep 30, 2002, 5 a.m. By Bill Freeman

The number of cosmetic procedures performed in a single year rose to 4.6 million in 1999, representing a 66% increase in procedures versus the previous year. There was a 15% increase in surgical procedures and a 98% increase in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. The most popular procedures were: (1) chemical peel, up 114%; (2) Botox injections, up 216%; (3) laser hair removal, up 340%; (4) lipoplasty, up 32%; (5) breast augmentation, up 51%; (6) cosmetic eyelid surgery, up 1%.

The number of cosmetic procedures performed in a single year rose to 4.6 million in 1999, representing a 66% increase in procedures versus the previous year. There was a 15% increase in surgical procedures and a 98% increase in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. The most popular procedures were: (1) chemical peel, up 114%; (2) Botox injections, up 216%; (3) laser hair removal, up 340%; (4) lipoplasty, up 32%; (5) breast augmentation, up 51%; (6) cosmetic eyelid surgery, up 1%. The 35 to 50 age group accounted for 43% of the total number of cosmetic procedures; most popular were those with little or no recovery time - chemical peels, Botox injections, and collagen injections.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Press Release, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 3/9/00

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