Member ASPS logoNew data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans want to put their best face and body forward as their annual plastic surgery procedural statistics show a three percent growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year.

2016 ASPS statistic

According to ASPS statistics, there were 17.1 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2016. The data also shows new cosmetic trends in both facelifts and fat.

Patients Use Own Fat to Fill and Sculpt

From body fat reduction to harvesting fat to enhance other parts of the body, the data shows new cosmetic procedural trends related to the role of fat in body shaping.

“One trend we are seeing with fat involves an increase in fat grafting procedures. Plastic surgeons harvest a patient’s unwanted fat from their abdomen using liposuction and then inject it to lift and rejuvenate other areas such as the face, buttock and even the breast,” said ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD. “Because the material injected is the patient’s own fat the results typically last longer than fillers.”

  • Breast augmentation using fat grafting increased 72%
  • Buttock augmentation using fat grafting increased 26%
  • Minimally invasive cosmetic fat injections increased 13%

Read the ASPS report here

What’s Important to Our Patients

With breast augmentation now the most common aesthetic surgical procedure, we want you to know that we are experts at this procedure. We use 3D simulation to guide patients towards their goals prior to surgery so they can envision how amazing they’ll look.

And, with the increasing popularity of fat grafting procedure, we have expanded uses for your own fat. Rather than simply discarding patients’ fat during liposuction, we can repurpose it in various places, including in the breast, buttocks, face and elsewhere, to achieve desired body balance.

Talk with us

Interested in these or any surgical, minimally invasive or nonsurgical procedure? Please contact my patient coordinators to schedule your confidential consultation. Call 312.757.4505 or send us an email at


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Lawrence Iteld, MD