The Most Common Cosmetic Surgeries for Men and Women

Plastic surgery has been increasing in popularity since the 1980s, and many procedures are performed today without anyone outside of the operating room even knowing there has been work done. Surgeons have refined techniques over the years to provide flawless transformations for patients seeking a number of cosmetic enhancements. Men and women are both going under the knife more frequently with the following procedures.


Breast Augmentation

Whether it is implants, lifts, or reductions, breast augmentations top the list as the most common cosmetic surgeries for women in the United States. Close to 300,000 women went under the knife to have their breasts augmented in 2016, and that number has been growing each year. Breast augmentations are becoming more common and look more natural as surgeons find new techniques and implant companies design better implants overall.


The number of liposuction patients rose six percent in 2016 to over 230,000 patients. The procedures are common among women of all ages and they have a quick recovery time. There are a number of reasons why women get liposuction, but the overarching reason is to achieve the body they’ve always wanted.


There used to be a negative stigma associated with nose jobs, but recent techniques have allowed the procedure to be minimally invasive with extraordinary results. Over 290,000 women had nose jobs in 2016, which is an increase of over six percent from the previous year. That trend seems to be increasing each year, and the early predictions are calling for over 300,000 women to get nose jobs in 2017.



Men and women both share a common goal in achieving a slim waistline and washboard abs. Liposuction surgeries helped them achieve that goal in 2016. Nearly 50,000 men are on their way to the body they’ve always wanted after 2016, and there’s no sign of those numbers declining this year.


More commonly referred to as breast reduction, gynecomastia is growing in popularity among men in the United States. There are a growing number of men who are open to the idea of plastic surgery, and one of the most common areas men are uncomfortable with is their breasts. It is one of the first areas to carry excess weight when there is weight gain, so it only makes sense for men to get a reduction in that area as they age.

Eyelid Surgery

Men and women are both getting more eyelid surgeries each year, but they’re much more popular for men than they are for women. While the procedure can be cosmetic, it can also be necessary to improve vision. Over 25,000 men had their eyelids cosmetically altered in 2016, and early indications point to 30,000 in 2017.