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Appearing desirable and youthful is one of the most profound human needs. However, as the years go by, attributes such as aging, family history, environmental factors, disease and unhealthy lifestyle choices can adversely impact an individual’s appearance.

In such cases, plastic surgery plays a crucial role in improving a person’s appearance and consequently enhancing their confidence and self-worth.

Today millions of people in the US receive cosmetic treatments each year with beautiful outcomes. Cosmetic procedures are not only popular with women, but an increasing number of men also seek these procedures. Developments in techniques and technologies have led to these procedures becoming more predictable and effective.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides various aesthetic procedures for the breast, body and face to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations.

Top Ten Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

  1. Breast augmentation (also known as Augmentation mammaplasty)

In the year 2010, patients received 296,203 breast enhancement procedures. This is a rise of two percent in these procedures from 2009.

  1. Nose reshaping (also known as Rhinoplasty)

Patients received 252,261 nose jobs in 2010. This signifies a decrease of one percent from the year 2009.

  1. Eyelid surgery (also known as Blepharoplasty)

In 2010, 208,764 eyelid surgeries were undertaken. This is an increase of three percent from 2009.

  1. Liposuction

Patients received 203,106 liposuction surgeries in 2010 signifying an increase of two percent from 2009.

  1. Tummy tuck (also known as Abdominoplasty)

In 2010, 116,352 tummy tucks were undertaken. This is a one percent increase over 2009.

  1. Facelift (also known as Rhytidectomy)

112,955 patients received facelift surgery in 2010, which is a nine percent increase from 2009.

  1. Breast lift (also known as Mastopexy)

In 2010, 89,931 breast lifts were performed. This is a three percent increase from 2009.

  1. Dermabrasion

Patients received 68,636 dermabrasion (the mechanical exfoliation of the skin’s uppermost layers) procedures in 2010, which is an eight percent rise from 2009.

  1. Forehead Lift

Patients received 42,433 forehead lifts in 2010. This signifies no change from the year 2009.

  1. Ear surgery (also known as Otoplast

In 2010, 29,828 ear surgeries were undertaken. This is an increase of nine percent from 2009.

Recent Plastic Surgery Trends

According to the data published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) in their multi-specialty statistical study, Americans spent over $15 billion in 2016 on surgical as well as non-surgical cosmetic treatments. This represents a massive year on year increase of 11 percent over 2015.

The report indicates that nearly 56 percent of these procedures involved plastic surgery and 44 percent were non-surgical treatments. Americans have spent $15 billion on cosmetic procedures in one year which is the largest spend on such treatments since the ASAPS introduced its annual Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics survey nearly two decades ago.

Furthermore, ASAPS researchers emphasize that the aesthetic desires and aspirations of the American people are evolving. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for advanced aesthetic treatments.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.