Surgical and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures by Age

Sometimes age is more than just a number – especially when it comes to cosmetic enhancement. As we get older, our bodies gradually begin to change, and so do our cosmetic priorities and expectations.

Though men and women of all ages seek out cosmetic enhancement, the type and frequency vary significantly across age. To elucidate cosmetic enhancement trends across age, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) recently released an infographic on the subject.

Men and Women 19-34

Those in the 19-34 group comprise around 19.5% of total surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed annually. And in general, younger adults seek out cosmetic procedures to enhance body proportions, facial imbalances or skin tone and texture.

Most popular surgical procedures:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)

Most popular non-surgical procedures:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser hair removal
  • Botox injections

Men and Women 35-50

Approximately 42.9% of cosmetic procedures performed annually are within the 35-50 age group – making them the most likely to seek out cosmetic enhancement. For this age group, anti-aging and body contouring procedures are by far the most popular.

Most popular surgical procedures:

  • Breast surgery
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction

Most popular non-surgical procedures:

  • Botox, Dysport & Xeomin
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Chemical peels
  • Light treatments

Men and Women 51-64

Those in the 51-64 age group comprise around 27.8% of cosmetic procedures performed annually – making them the second most likely to seek out surgical and non-surgical enhancement. Anti-aging surgical procedures (rather than non-surgical) that minimize wrinkles and rejuvenate the face are the most popular.

Most popular surgical procedures:

  • Eyelid surgery
  • Brow lift
  • Face lift

Men and Women 65+

Men and women 65 and over are the least likely to seek out cosmetic enhancement. Roughly 8.3% of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are performed in this age group. Though this group is small, it’s been steadily growing – increasing by nearly 80% in the past 10 years.

Most popular surgical procedures:

  • Neck lift
  • Neck liposuction
  • Enhancing or correcting previous cosmetic procedures

Check out the actual infographic below.