Top Plastic Surgery Trends for 2013 Recently Published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Announces Cruise Plastic Surgery

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Each year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons publishes a detailed statistical report showing the trends in cosmetic surgery. Data includes findings for both surgical and minimally-invasive procedures.

2013 Plastic Surgery Trends Report

Dr. Joseph T. Cruise, one of Orange County's top plastic surgeons and director of Cruise Plastic Surgery, reviews the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) statistical report each year to stay abreast of the trends and cycles within the industry. Following this report allows Dr. Cruise and his staff to better gauge the focus and direction of Cruise Plastic Surgery ( to ensure they are in-line with offering what is most in demand by patients.

"As a leader in the field of plastic surgery, it's important I continually evaluate the current trends, to be sure our patients are being offered procedures which most suit their wants and needs," explains Dr. Cruise.

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One of the most significant findings from the 2013 plastic surgery statistics showed it was the fourth consecutive year of growth. There were a reported 15.1 million cosmetic procedures, including minimally-invasive and surgical, performed in the United States last year. This figure was up 3% from 2012.

While the demand for plastic surgery remains strong, the trend shows that more Americans are electing for facial rejuvenation. The largest increase in procedures last year were seen with facelifts, forehead lifts, eyelid surgery, medical peels, and fillers. As new devices, products, and refined procedures continually become available, patients have more options than ever before.

Each year the 2013 plastic surgery statistical report highlights the top five minimally-invasive procedures and surgical procedures. See below for the results.

Top 5 Minimally-Invasive Procedures:

Botulimum toxin type A (6.3 million injections, up 3%)
Soft tissue fillers (2.2 million procedures, up 13%)
Chemical peels (1.2 million treatments, up 3%)
Laser hair removal (1.1 procedures, down 4%)
Microdermabrasion (970,000, no change)

Top Five Cosmetic Surgical Procedures:

Breast augmentation (290,000 procedures, up 1%)
Nose reshaping (221,000 procedures, down 9%)
Eyelid surgery (216,000 procedures, up 6%)
Liposuction (200,000 procedures, down 1%)
Facelift (133,000 procedures, up 6%)

While Dr. Cruise notes this is just a glance at the overall findings, he encourages those interested in learning more to view the full report on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.

About Cruise Plastic Surgery:

Cruise Plastic Surgery, located in Newport Beach, Orange County, California, is one of the top plastic surgery practices in the Southern California region. The director, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise, is a fully trained, board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in facelift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck and other cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Cruise is also one of the region’s best known surgeons for rhinoplasty (nose surgery), neck lift surgery and gynecomastia. His dedication and focus is clearly evident in the comprehensive educationally based web site he manages and the concierge-like customer service his patients receive from the entire office. Experience and predictably good results have earned him the distinction of being one of the best plastic surgeons in Orange County.

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