With the recent release of the American Society for Plastic Surgery’s 2012 cosmetic surgery statistics, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery thought it would be fun to share these national highlights – with a Texas twist!
- The average age of a Texas cosmetic surgery patient is 41. Whether they are from Wichita Falls, Romayor, Port Neches, or Orange – mature women know what they want, to perfect their pose in the spring bluebonnets. The ‘under-40’ group more often leans toward rhinoplasty and breast enhancements; while older patients can prefer breast lifts and eyelid surgery.
- The most common surgical procedure for women from New Braunfels, Pasadena, McAllen, and Fresno is breast augmentation. 286,274 breast augmentations were performed last year, throughout the Lone Star State and across the country.
- Giddings, El Paso, Deer Park, Cuero, Cypress, and Chappell Hill can attest that cowboys have favorite procedures, too. Rhinoplasty and liposuction were the most popular surgical procedures among men last year.
- 8% of all cosmetic procedures performed in 2011, north of the Rio Grande, were on men. That totals more than 750,000 cosmetic treatments requested by male patients in locations such as Brenham, Bedias, Bay City, Anahuac, and Alamo.
- Austin, Bedford, Fulshear, Groves, and Wimberly contributed to the 230,000 young buckaroos who received cosmetic surgery last year. The most requested procedure among the13-19 year old population was a rhinoplasty, or nose job; perfect for smelling that ‘Yellow Rose of Texas’.
- Over 210,000 people received a chin augmentation in 2012. The cause for this increase, from the ranches of Winters and Columbus to the big cities of Irving, Katy, and Dallas? Video chatting! Facetime, Skype, and Snapchat give people an unwilling chance to focus on the facial features they want to correct.
- Men from Copper’s Cove, Deanville, Bulverde, Alief, and Baytown may soon be Texas Two-Stepping their way to the cosmetic surgeon’s office for pectoral implants. While only 336 of these procedures were performed last year, this still makes a 6% increase in male chest augmentation; an even bigger increase is expected in 2013.