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Liposuction: Most Popular Procedure of 2016

Posted May 23, 2017 in Arm Lift, Body Lift, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck

For years, breast augmentation has been the most popular plastic surgery procedure performed, with over 300,000 women undergoing the procedure each year. Breast augmentation has also seen a steady increase over the past decade as techniques and implant options help women achieve a more natural breast appearance. However, in 2016, liposuction finally overtook breast augmentation in the number of procedures performed.

ASAPS Top Five Procedures in 2016

Courtesy of ASAPS

ASAPS Top 5 Surgical Procedures 2016

Courtesy of ASAPS

Why Did Liposuction Overtake Breast Augmentation?

Beauty trends are always changing, but breast augmentation has been holding steady numbers, with around 300,000 procedures performed annually. Liposuction saw an increase over the last five years but was still trumped by breast augmentation until 2016. The chances are that liposuction has become more popular as body shape has become more important than breast size to many people. Additionally, liposuction was the top male procedure in 2016, with over 45,000 surgeries performed. With an influx of both men and women undergoing the procedure, it makes sense that it became more popular than a gender-specific surgery like breast augmentation.

Why You May Choose Liposuction

Liposuction is the most versatile fat removal procedure available. It safely and effectively eliminates areas of stubborn fat, even contouring finer areas that may not be reached with non-surgical options. You might choose liposuction to improve the definition of your:

  • Liposuction Before and After PhotosAbdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Legs
  • Chest

 Combining Procedures

The statistics provided by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) don’t indicate whether these liposuction surgeries were performed as standalone procedures or in combination with other surgeries. You can choose to combine your liposuction procedure with tummy tuck, arm lift, body lift, or breast augmentation surgeries for better definition and more beautiful results.

If you are interested in seeing how liposuction can benefit you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Koch today. You can call our office at (716) 631-1220, or you can contact us online.