Not all embrace imperfections. The cosmetic surgery trend is still growing for both men and women, with 13.8 million procedures in 2011, a 5% increase from 2010.
The top cosmetic procedures are breast augmentations, nose reshapings, liposuction, eyelid surgery and facelifts, which is back in the top five for the first time since 2004, replacing tummy tucks. Other procedures with increasing popularity are: chin augmentations (+71%), lip augmentations (+49%), buttocks implants (43%) and buttock lifts (38%). Botox is still the favorite minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, followed by fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion.
Even if more men are going under the knife (+6%), most cosmetic procedures are done on women (91%)
Data from American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Image: Photo of Andy Warhol’s painting Before and After at the Metropolitan Museum