ASPS Stats for 2016 Show New Trends For Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

March 14, 2017


Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. announced that The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has just released the 2016 statistics for surgical and minimally invasive procedures.

For minimally invasive procedures, Botox remains number one with an increase of 4% over 2015. Soft tissue fillers including, Juvederm, and Belotero are up 3% over 2015. Kybella, the exciting new injectable treatment for reducing a double chin increased 18% over 2015. CoolSculpting, the non-surgical treatment for reducing fat pockets by freezing the fat, is up 5% over 2015.


Fat grafting with a patient’s fat is a growing trend for body shaping. The patient’s fat typically lasts longer than other fillers. Plastic surgeons take unwanted fat from areas such as the abdomen and then inject it to rejuvenate and lift other parts of the body such as the buttocks, breasts, and face. Fat grafting to the buttocks is up 26% over 2015, and breast augmentation with fat is up 72%.

Facelift in San Francisco by Dr. Miguel Delgado

This 48-year-old woman underwent a brow lift, face and neck lift, lower eyelid lift and a pre-jowl chin implant.

*Results may vary

Body procedures remain very popular, a lower body lift is up 34%, and upper arm lift is up 4%. However, 3 of the 5 top surgical procedures were for the face, those being the nose, eyes, and face. In 2015, facelift surgery was dropped from the top 5 procedures but made a comeback in 2016 with an increase of 4%. It is not surprising because a facelift performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon can give long lasting, dramatic results. Injectables and fillers cannot achieve the same results as facelift surgery, but for some patient’s, the need for surgery can be delayed. To see all the 2016 ASPS statistics click here.


For a new you in 2017 call (415) 898-4161 for a consultation with Dr. Miguel Delgado.

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Dr. Miguel Delgado


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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