Trend Analysis of the Incidence of Certain Aesthetic Surgical Procedures in the United States within the Last 19 Years and the Influence of Changing Demographics
MeSH SubjectsPlastic Surgery
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
DescriptionA Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.
AbstractOver the years, there has been an increase in the overall incidence of surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States and in some instances, a seemingly disproportionate increase in the incidence of certain procedures12. We believe that several factors, including, but not limited to changes in the U.S. demographics such as race, socioeconomic status and education level in minorities have influenced certain types of procedures performed. The procedures that we analyzed for this study were ethnic rhinoplasties, blepharoplasties, and buttock augmentations. To conduct this study, statistics for surgical aesthetic procedures were evaluated from 1997 to 2016. The total number of rhinoplasties, blepharoplasties and buttock augmentations per year were recorded on an excel table for all 19 years (1997-2016). Trend analysis was performed to assess possible reasons for changes overtime of the yearly incidence for each of the procedures studied. Various literature sources aided in deciphering the relationship between the incidence of certain aesthetic surgical procedures relating to changing demographics such as ethnicity, income, age, and other demographic factors.