U.S. patient satisfaction: top surgical cosmetic procedures 2019

Among the most common surgical cosmetic procedures in the U.S., satisfaction levels of patients are relatively high. Up to 98 percent of those who received breast augmentation surgery stated they would do it again, while 91 percent of those who received rhinoplasty said they would have the procedure again. Surgical cosmetic procedures are a type of plastic surgery that attempt to permanently change one’s appearance, compared to non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as botox or hair removal, which are less invasive and temporary.

Cosmetic surgery in the U.S.

The most common cosmetic procedures in the United States by number of procedures include breast augmentation, lipoplasty or liposuction, and breast lifts. Women are more likely to choose cosmetic surgery than men, but men do also choose to receive cosmetic surgery. The most common such procedures among men are lipoplasty, breast reduction, and blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Cosmetic surgery worldwide

The United States is the country with the highest number of surgical cosmetic procedures worldwide, followed by Brazil and Mexico. In the United States, there were over 1.56 million such procedures in 2017. The most common cosmetic procedures worldwide are breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty.

Satisfaction among patients following most common U.S. surgical cosmetic procedures as of 2019*

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Release date

July 2019


United States

Survey time period

as of July 2019

Supplementary notes

* Worth It Ratings are expressed as a percentage, for example, an 80% Worth It Ratings means 8 out of 10 patients would do it again.

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