All the latest predictions for
cosmetic surgery in 2009 from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
(ASAPS). This organization is the leading national group of board
certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery.
There is a dramatic increase in
the diversity of the patients treated over the past 10 years, and this trend is
expected to continue to grow stronger than ever.
The growth and popularity of cosmetic fillers (Evolence, Juvederm, Restylane,
etc.) will continue to increase as products continue to evolve and new
players enter the market.
The number of patients seeking plastic
surgery procedures for body contouring after weight loss will increase
during 2009. The following procedures will see an increase: (abdominoplasty,
liposuction, lower body lift, upper arm lift)
Experimental techniques for non-invasive fat removal (SonoScultpt,
UltraShape) as a future alternative or adjunct to liposuction (lipoplasty)
surgery, will continue be tested in clinical trials.
stories about "discount injectables" bought offshore and cosmetic medicine
and cosmetic surgical procedures performed by untrained or poorly trained
Dysport/Reloxin (an injectable form of Botulinum Toxin Type A) will gain FDA
approval and compete with BOTOX
Men will represent a growing segment of the cosmetic surgery market.
February 2008 consumer survey commissioned by ASAPS, 57 percent of men
approve of cosmetic surgery, and 20 percent would consider having cosmetic
Cosmetic surgery "vacations" will become less popular as educated consumers
understand the safety and risk issues associated with surgical procedures
popularity of non surgical and minimally invasive procedures will continue
Following the trend in increased consumer sophistication regarding
healthcare choices, board certification of practitioners, and accreditation
of surgical facilities will play an even more important role in choosing a
The 2400 -member American
Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the only plastic surgery
organization devoted entirely to the advancement of cosmetic surgery. ASAPS is
recognized throughout the world as the authoritative source for cosmetic surgery
education. U.S. members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Canadian members are certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.