So today I’m going to pick one topic from the list I posted and research the stats to that topic. The topic I have picked is:
The Growth Of The Cosmetic Surgery Industry in America.
This post is the growth of the cosmetic surgery industry in America over the year 2015.
Link to PDF of stats: http://www.surgery.org/media/statistics
The PDF covers both non-medical procedures (this being cosmetic surgery) and medical procedures.
-In the year 2015 American spent over $13.5 billion dollars on surgeries.
–42% of this was spent on non-medical procedures.
-Surgical procedures have risen by 7% (1,912,468 procedures performed)
-Nonsurgical procedures have risen by 22% (10,879,909 procedures performed)
-Combined both procedures have risen by 20% compared to 2014.
-Cosmetic surgery in America had an 39% increase from the years 2011 – 2015.
-Procedures that increased between 2014 – 2015: Nonsurgical Skin Tightening (up 58%) Tattoo Removal (up 39%) Microdermabrasion (up 34%) Buttock Lifts (up 32%) Male Breast Reduction, for the treatment of Gynecomastia (up 26%).
-Injectables (Botox etc) rose by 21% in 2015.
How old are the people who receive cosmetic treatment?
Age 35-50 (had the most procedures performed) 40.4% of the total.
Age 51-64 = 30.2%
Age 19-34 = 17.5%
65 and over = 10.2%
Age 18 and under = 1.7%
What were the most popular procedures within these age groups?
35 – 50 = Liposuction
51 – 64 = Liposuction
19 – 34 = Breast Augmentation
65 and over = Eyelid Surgery
18 and under = Ear Surgery
Top 5 surgical procedures for women in 2015:
*Women had more than 11.5 million cosmetic procedures, 90.5% of the total.
*Cosmetic procedures preformed on women increased over 538% from 1997.
Top 5 surgical procedures for men in 2015:
Male Breast Reduction
*Men had more than 1.2 million cosmetic procedures, 9.5% of the total.
*Cosmetic procedures preformed on men increased over 325% from 1997.
How to represent this data?
I think cosmetic surgery and money go hand in hand. These procedures cost thousands and I think it would be interesting to highlight that.
I would like to have two cut outs of the body – one male and one female. (Just a normal blank outline)
I would like to have multiple layers of fake money (for example one layer represents $1000) and place it on a part of the body. The thicker the layer of money – that would be the most popular cosmetic procedure for the year 2015.
For example: On the body of the female liposuction would have the most money layered up, if the most lipo occured on the stomach that is where the money would be placed.