The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports Americans underwent 11.9 million cosmetic procedures in 2004--a 44 percent increase from 2003. Surgical procedures, which include liposuction and breast augmentation, increased by 17 percent, while nonsurgical procedures--including Botox and laser hair removal--increased by 51 percent.

Top cosmetic procedures and the number performed for 2004 include:

 

 

SURGICAL

 

 

Liposuction

478,251

 

 

Breast augmentation

334,052

 

 

Eyelid surgery

290,343

 

 

NONSURGICAL

 

 

Botox

2.8 million

 

 

 

Laser hair removal

1.4 million

 

 

 

Chemical peel

1.1 million