Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ASAPS Plastic Surgery Statistics

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Survey 2016

fat freezing micool-aThe annual ASAPS statistics show the top surgical and non-surgical treatments in the USA with a breakdown for gender and age group.

With nearly 20 years of data, the ASAPS statistics provide a unique insight into what procedures and treatments people are choosing and how that has changed over the years.

Liposuction Top Surgical Procedure

For 2016, Liposuction was clearly the top procedure, as statistics showed:

  • Top cosmetic surgery procedure (414,335 procedures)
  • Top surgical procedure for the 4th year running
  • Top procedure for women (369,323 procedures)
  • Top procedure for men (45,012 procedures)
  • Top procedure for age groups 35-50 and 51-64

The popularity of liposuction is also continuing to grow

  • 4.6% increase in liposuction procedures vs 2015
  • 134% increase in lipo since records began in 1997

Non-Surgical Lipo


Nowadays, liposuction surgery is not the only option. ASAPS statistics show growth for cryolipolysis, a non-invasive method of tackling unwanted areas of fat by using intense cold to ‘kill off’ fat cells, leaving a smoother and leaner body shape.

According to ASAPS, Nonsurgical Fat Reduction (incl. CoolSculpting, Vaser Shape, Liposonix) accounted for 169,695 procedures during 2016 with a growth of 5.6% vs 2015, so a faster rate of growth than surgical liposuction.

However, this figure is based only on procedures carried out by board certified plastic surgeons and do not take into account any carried out by nurses, beauty therapists or other non-surgical staff, which can be the case with non-invasive procedures.

Advantages of Non-Surgical Lipo

Non-surgical lipo offers some clear advantages vs the surgical alternative, including:

  • Lower cost
  • Faster recovery
  • Less painful
  • No time in hospital
  • No scalpels or needles
  • No anesthetic or sedative

ASAPS Statistics

ASAPS have worked with independent research company in order to compile data from 1997-2016, giving a nearly 20 year trend as to how procedures have grown. Questionnaires are mailed and made available online for 30,000 board-certified physicians. The data is based on completed surveys from 795 physicians and final figures are projected to reflect nationwide statistics with a 95% level of confidence

Cryolipolysis London

London-based Clinicbe offer the award-winning MICOOL-A™ Cryo Fat Reduction. This non-invasive system offers superior cryo fat reduction effectiveness and advanced Cryolipolysis compared to other devices.


MICOOL-A™ offers exceptional safety features (a built-in sensor prevents frostbite, a problem reported with certain other lipo freezing systems) and MICOOL-A™ is able to target the treatment area very directly, without damaging the surrounding tissues.

Private Consultation

Every patient is different with a unique set of requirements. The consultation is the starting point, with discussion of the problems and what the patient is trying to achieve as well as a medical review; after which the doctor can recommend the most appropriate treatments.

Clinicbe London

Clinicbe® in London was founded by experienced Aesthetic Physician Dr Barbara Kubicka.

Dr Kubicka takes a holistic approach to skincare treatments; treating the patient as a whole in order to get the best possible results from any treatments they may have. Private consultations often include individual advice on nutrition, hydration and lifestyle as well as professional treatments.

Advice on skin treatments is made after extensive discussion and review and suggestions are made from one of London’s best ranges of skin treatments.

ClinicBe has a comprehensive range of skin treatments including cosmetology facials, injections and the latest treatments such as mesotherapy and PRP fillers. The clinic is based in the Knightsbridge area of London, easily accessible from and popular with those living or working in Chelsea and Mayfair.

For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation, please contact us on 0207 125 0521 or email info@clinicbe.com.

Liposuction Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedure
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Liposuction Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedure
Liposuction was top cosmetic surgery procedure for 2016 (ASAPS). Over 100% growth since 1997. Yet non-surgical cryolipolysis is growing slightly faster.
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