American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Plastic Surgery Statistics 2022

Plastic surgery procedural statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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A Message from

Gregory A. Greco, DO, FACS

Immediate-Past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Plastic surgery is undeniably transformative. In recent years, the landscape of plastic surgery has evolved, both in techniques and perception. Today, there's a more transparent dialogue around cosmetic procedures, emphasizing their core values: healing, self-actualization and elevating quality of life through an emphasis on patient safety, evidence-based practice and efficacy.

These years have further shown how adaptive and innovative ASPS Member Surgeons can be, navigating challenges and constantly evolving to meet the diverse needs of their patients. This report sheds light on these efforts, highlighting real patient choices made under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeons and offering a glimpse to future trends.

Now, let's explore these insights and discuss this exciting chapter in the storied history of plastic surgery.


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Plastic surgery trends for women in 2022 were marked by a combination of natural enhancements and empowering choices. Minimally invasive procedures continue to be highly sought after, allowing women an understated way to rejuvenate their appearance. Meanwhile, body procedures emphasized achieving more natural results and proportionate results.

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More men sought treatments at a plastic surgeon's office in 2022 to enhance their appearance. Minimally invasive treatments saw the biggest jump in popularity because they provide subtle yet effective results to help men look more youthful and refreshed. Body sculpting procedures also surged in demand so men could refine their physiques in a way diet and exercise can't target.

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Ages 13-19

Plastic surgery procedures for people 19 and younger in 2022 blended self-esteem and self-expression. The focus is always on responsible and age-appropriate procedures for this group. Please note some procedures are only performed on patients who are 18 or older. Many sought to balance or correct minor imperfections rather than undergo drastic transformations. Most popular were minimally invasive options such as skin treatments and fillers.

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Ages 20-29

Plastic surgery trends reflected the values of a generation that prioritizes self-improvement and self-confidence. Minimally invasive procedures helped this group address specific concerns while enhancing their natural beauty. Others sought surgical procedures to emphasize authenticity that augmented their unique features rather than conforming to traditional standards of beauty.

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Ages 30-39

This group focused on maintaining their youthful vitality. They opted for a combination of minimally invasive and surgical procedures to rejuvenate and redefine their overall look. They strived to subtly reverse the effects of time while maintaining their authentic beauty.

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Ages 40-54

This age group was most likely to seek out plastic surgery procedures. They desired to age gracefully while still feeling confident and vibrant. A combination of minimally invasive and surgical procedures helped them gain a more youthful appearance and silhouette. They view plastic surgery as a way to align their physical appearance with their vibrant and confident inner selves.

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Ages 55-69

People in this group accepted aging with grace and vitality. Surgical procedures helped to address wrinkles and skin laxity so they could look as youthful as they felt. They recognize that self-care is an essential part of aging beautifully in addition to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

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Ages 70+

People 70 and over celebrated life's journey by feeling their best at any age. Many chose cosmetic facial procedures to continue to feel confident. This age group understands living a fulfilling life extends beyond physical appearances, but a variety of procedures gave them a way to boost self-esteem.

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The annual questionnaire was distributed to more than 24,600 ABMS board-certified physicians. 1,151 active physicians were included in the final sample.


To give the data added breadth and to provide a more comprehensive report, where indicated, ASPS combined survey responses with procedural data from CosmetAssure and PatientNow.


The results of the survey are based on a 95 percent confidence level with a ±4.42 percent margin of error.


ASPS is dedicated to bringing you the most accurate and reliable data in the specialty. For 2022, the Society used data from member surgeons and from two affiliated companies, CosmetAssure and PatientNow. Combined, these sources give the data added breadth and depth to provide a more comprehensive report, strengthening credibility as a resource for doctors, patients, researchers and the media.


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