From Cosmetic Surgery:

Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Grows during 2005

The unparalled growth of rejuvenation surgery continued though 2005, according to the major professional groups in U.S. plastic surgery, the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Statistics for 2005 show more than 10.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures done in the United States in '05, an increase of 11 percent over 2004, according to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons (A.S.P.S.) The top five surgical cosmetic procedures in 2005 were: liposuction (324,000;) nose reshaping (298,000;) breast augmentation (291,000;) eyelid surgery (231,000;) and tummy tuck (135,000,) says the Society.

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures increased by 13 percent to nearly 8.5 million in 2005. The top five were: Botox injections (3.8 million;) chemical peels (1 million;) microdermabrasion (838,000;) laser hair removal (738,000;) and sclerotherapy (590,000.) Reconstructive surgery remained relatively stable in 2005, at 5.4 million. The top five were: tumor removal (3.9 million;) laceration repair (344,000;) scar revision (181,000;) hand surgery (172,000;) and breast reduction (114,000.)

The other emerging trend in plastic surgery is many more men embracing self-improvement through facial plastic surgery. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (A.A.F.P.R.S.,) '05 saw a whopping 60 percent increase in men and 30 percent increase in women selecting cosmetic procedures.

Americans - along with the rest of the world -- continue to welcome facial plastic surgery, with surgical and non-surgical methods, as a sure way to enhance appearance, build confidence and wipe-out the lines of time according to a recent survey gathered from board-certified A.A.F.P.R.S. members and reporting the latest trends in facial plastic surgery.