The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures by Age

Beauty is timeless, and there are very few age limits for adults when it comes to cosmetic surgery and non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures. Plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments are designed to enhance your natural beauty, bringing greater harmony to your features and rejuvenating your skin and overall appearance. Some age groups tend to benefit more from certain types of procedures, and some are specifically designed for specific age groups. As we often tell patients at our practice, plastic surgery and aesthetic services almost always give us a way to achieve your cosmetic goals.

In this post, we’ll discuss some of the most popular cosmetic procedures by age and explain why some of them work well for those age groups.

The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Ages 20-29

According to the most recent industry data available in the “2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report” by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the three most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for this age group are:

  1. Breast augmentation
  2. Rhinoplasty
  3. Liposuction

The most popular non-surgical treatment for the younger crowd is laser hair removal. One could argue that some of the most common concerns for this age group are body shape, facial feature proportions, and skincare.

The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Ages 30-39

By the time most people get to their 30s, they’re ready to get rid of that final nagging flaw that’s always gnawing away at their confidence. As they progress toward the end of their 30s, some people also start to experience some of the first noticeable aging signs. These top surgical procedures are the same as in the previous age group, although in a slightly different order:

  1. Breast augmentation
  2. Liposuction
  3. Rhinoplasty

When it comes to non-surgical treatments, however, there’s a much stronger preference for injectables like BOTOX® and dermal fillers.

The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Ages 40-54

This age group is responsible for about a third of all the cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States each year. The most popular procedures for this age group are:

  1. Breast augmentation
  2. Liposuction
  3. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)

By far, the most common non-surgical treatment for folks ages 40-54 is BOTOX®, with nearly 4.5 million injections in 2018 alone.

The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Ages 55 and Over

The upper and lower thirds of the face tend to be the most focused on areas for this age group. When it comes to cosmetic surgery, the most commonly performed procedures for this age group are:

  1. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  2. Facelift (rhytidectomy)
  3. Dermabrasion

BOTOX and dermal fillers are the most commonly accessed non-surgical treatments, followed by in-office chemical peels.

Ready to Build Your Custom Cosmetic Procedure Treatment Plan?

Whether you’re thinking about cosmetic surgery, non-surgical treatments, or a combination of both, Zochowski Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is ready to help you build the perfect custom treatment plan for your desires. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Zochowski, a board-certified plastic surgeon, today.

If you have questions, feel free to send us a message through our website. You can also call our plastic surgery practice in Columbus, OH, to schedule your consultation at (614) 490-7500.