Earlier this month the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the nation’s and world’s largest association of board certified plastic surgeons released the recorded medical statistics regarding plastic surgery procedures during 2011. In the United States, plastic surgery procedures (including surgical and minimally invasive) increased by approximately 5% with a total of 13.8 million procedures. The top five surgical procedures include breast augmentation, nose reshaping, liposuction, eyelid surgery, and facelift. All five, with the exception of eyelid surgery, showed modest increases over 2010. Interestingly, the facelift outpaced the tummy tuck for the top five. The increase in facelift procedures is likely related to the Baby Boomer population demanding to look as young as they feel and to remain competitive in the work place. With respect to non-surgical procedures, there were 12.2 million last year, and rounding out the top five were: Botox, soft-tissue/dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion. Though global economic forces continue to appear volatile in the initial months of 2012, it seems Americans and Houstonians embrace cosmetic procedures of one form or another. Thanks to great advances in surgical techniques and cosmetic products, there are many forms of aesthetic treatment available to patients across a variety of budgets. The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center is here to help Houston patients uncover the best version of themselves using a wide range of procedures that aim to satisfy patient’s goals and provide safe results.