Cosmetic  are on the rise everywhere in the United States, and Maryland is no exception. As it becomes safer and less expensive, it looks like more and more Marylanders are electing to undergo cosmetic enhancement. There are hundreds of plastic surgeons practicing in Maryland and, while they are concentrated around the Baltimore and DC areas, they can be found throughout the state from tprocedureshe Allegheny Mountains to the Delmarva Peninsula.

Plastic surgery is quite popular in Maryland: according to the ASPS, over 3 million procedures took place in Maryland and the surrounding area in 2013.

Cosmetic Surgery on the Rise Nationwide

Cosmetic surgery procedures increased by 1% from 2012 to 2013, making it the most prolific year since the recession in 2008. Meanwhile, less invasive procedures like Botox injections increased by 3%. Customers seem to be responding to both local and international trends in enhancement, as some of the big gainers were:

  • Buttock augmentation
  • Lip enhancement with hyaluronic acid
  • Hair removal by IPL

Surgical procedures are actually down by 12% since 2000. While they remain less long-lasting, non-invasive procedures have increased by 144% in the same time as they have become more effective and widely available.

Trends in Plastic Surgery

Amazingly, there were over 11 million cosmetic procedures performed in the US 2013—about 30,000 each day. What are the most popular enhancements? The top 5 surgical and non-surgical procedures are:

Surgical

  • Liposuction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Eyelid Enhancement (Blepharoplasty)
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Non-surgical

  • Botox
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Photorejuvenation

Women still dominate the plastic surgery market, accounting for 91% of procedures undergone, and the great majority of clients are between the ages of 35 and 50. Not sure if plastic surgery is a good idea? Most clients report that their procedure was worth it, particularly for breast augmentation and rhinoplasty, each of which have around 95% customer satisfaction ratings. With reports like this, it’s no wonder plastic surgery is on the rise!