Age distribution of breast augmentation procedures - U.S. women 2018

The age share of breast augmentation procedures in the U.S. is highest among those aged 19-34 years. Of all breast augmentations performed in 2018, the percentage of breast augmentations performed among those aged 18-34 years was around 48.5 percent. Breast augmentations are also referred to as mammoplasty.

Breast augmentations

Breast augmentations are a cosmetic surgical procedure that changes the size of the breast using fat transfer or implants. In 2018, breast augmentations were the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. Patient satisfaction varied among procedures performed in the United States. Among all cosmetic surgeries, patients that underwent breast augmentation procedures had the highest rate of post-surgery satisfaction.

Cosmetic procedures in the U.S.

Recent data indicates that the United States has the highest number of plastic surgeons globally. The South Atlantic region has the largest share of cosmetic procedures in the U.S., as of 2018. In that same year, New England had the smallest share of cosmetic procedures among U.S. regions. There is also variability in the distribution of cosmetic procedures among ethnicities. Recent estimates indicated that the highest share of cosmetic procedures in the U.S. was among those that identified as Caucasian.

Distribution of breast augmentation procedures among U.S. women in 2018, by age

Age in yearsPercentage of total
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April 2019


United States

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