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Breast Implants & Lifts On The Rise, Liposuction & Nose Jobs Decrease

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The New York Times has the lowdown on the newest numbers released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. About 13.1 million cosmetic procedures took place in 2010 -- 1.6 million surgeries and 11.6 million "noninvasive" treatments. Ninety-one percent of the patients were women.

So what's on the rise?

  • Breast implants: 296,203, up 2 percent during the last year and 39 percent over the last decade.
  • Breast lifts: 90,000, up 9 percent during the last year and 70 percent over the last decade.
  • Breast reductions: 82,871, down 2 percent over the last decade, but up 6 percent from the last year.
  • Breast implant removal: 21,700, down 47 percent over the last decade, but up 9 percent from the last year.

And on the decline:

  • Liposuction: 203,106, down 43 percent over the last decade.
  • Nose jobs: 252,261, down 35 percent over the last decade.
  • Eyelid surgery: 208,764, down 36 percent over the last decade.
  • Face-lifts: 112,955, down 16 percent over the last decade.
  • Botox, wrinkle fillers and laser hair removal all gained popularity.

For more, head over to the Well blog at nytimes.com.

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