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Liposuction again tops AACS list of most-performed cosmetic surgeries

Chicago — The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) has released the results of its 2006 Procedural Data—and for the seventh year in a row, liposuction proved to be the most frequently performed cosmetic-surgery procedure.

Botox injections were the top non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedure.

The data was collected by polling the Academy’s U.S.-based members. Among the survey’s other findings:

  • Academy members treat more than 1.2 million patients a year.
  • From 2002 to 2006, there was a 3-point increase in the percentage of men who had cosmetic surgery.
  • Overall, 79 percent of cosmetic-surgery patients are women.
  • Of all cosmetic procedures performed, 34 percent were surgical and 66 percent non-surgical.

In number of procedures performed in 2005, the top four cosmetic surgical procedures were liposuction, blepharoplasty, facelift and forehead lift, while the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures were Botox injections, Restylane/Hylaform injections, chemical peels and laser resurfacing.

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