The Aesthetic Society released its annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2020 compiled using the Aesthetic Neural Network (ANN) data. Partnering with Ronan Solutions™ANN connects directly to participating Aesthetic Society member plastic surgeons’ Practice Management systems, retrieving real-time, de-identified, billing data. The data is reviewed and mapped by subject matter experts to generate a dynamic, comprehensive, longitudinal, valid, and reliable repository of procedural and billing data.
ANN data for last year demonstrates that aesthetic plastic surgery persisted in popularity even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As lockdown restrictions eased for non-essential services, many surgeons began seeing an influx of patients seeking aesthetic plastic surgery. In 2020, ANN data reports a total revenue of over $9 billion spent on aesthetic plastic surgery.
“2020 was a unique year to say the least. We believe there were several factors that came together to drive aesthetic surgery even during the pandemic—the boom in video calls and more opportunity for discreet downtime. Utilizing ANN data helps us better represent the specialty of aesthetic plastic surgery, especially in a year wrought with uncertainty,” explains Dr. Herluf G. Lund Jr., President of The Aesthetic Society. “ANN allows us to leverage real-time data coming directly from practices,” he explains.
Surgical procedures topping the list for 2020 included liposuction, breast augmentation, and abdominoplasty. Neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and skin treatments like chemical peels, made up the top procedures in the nonsurgical category.
The data also identifies the top 5 surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed by board-certified U.S. plastic surgeons in the gender identity and age categories as follows:
Top Surgical Procedures (Women)
Breast Augmentation: 185,957
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): 116,991
Removal/Replacement-Breast Implants: 86,255
Mastopexy (Breast Lift): 80,033
Top Surgical Procedures (Men)
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): 3,591
Top Surgical-By Age
17-35: Breast Augmentation, 127,431
36-50: Liposuction, 140,105
51-70: Liposuction, 65,041
70+: Facelift, 8,101
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SOURCE: The Aesthetic Society