Garden Grove, CA (March 30, 2021) – The Aesthetic Society released its annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2020 compiled using the Aesthetic Neural Network (ANN) data. Partnering with RonanSolutions™ANN connects directly to participating Aesthetic Society member plastic surgeons' Practice Management systems, retrieving real-time, de-identified, billing data. The data is reviewed and mapped by subject matter experts to generate a dynamic, comprehensive, longitudinal, valid, and reliable repository of procedural and billing data.
ANN data for last year demonstrates that aesthetic plastic surgery persisted in popularity even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As lockdown restrictions eased for non-essential services, many surgeons began seeing an influx of patients seeking aesthetic plastic surgery. In 2020, ANN data reports a total revenue of over $9 billion spent on aesthetic plastic surgery.
“2020 was a unique year to say the least. We believe there were several factors that came together to drive aesthetic surgery even during the pandemic—the boom in video calls and more opportunity for discreet downtime. Utilizing ANN data helps us better represent the specialty of aesthetic plastic surgery, especially in a year wrought with uncertainty,” explains Dr. Herluf G. Lund Jr., President of The Aesthetic Society. “ANN allows us to leverage real-time data coming directly from practices,” he explains.
Surgical procedures topping the list for 2020 included liposuction, breast augmentation, and abdominoplasty. Neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and skin treatments like chemical peels, made up the top procedures in the nonsurgical category.
The data also identifies the top 5 surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed by board-certified U.S. plastic surgeons in the gender identity and age categories as follows:
Top Surgical Procedures (Women)
Breast Augmentation: 185,957
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): 116,991
Removal/Replacement-Breast Implants: 86,255
Mastopexy (Breast Lift): 80,033
Top Surgical Procedures (Men)
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): 3,591
Top Surgical-By Age
17-35: Breast Augmentation, 127,431
36-50: Liposuction, 140,105
70+: Facelift, 8,101
To obtain a full copy of The Aesthetic Society’s 2020 statistics please visit
About the Aesthetic Surgery National Databank:
The 2020 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Statistics were compiled using the Aesthetic Neural Network(ANN) data. The Aesthetic Society has partnered with Ronan Solutions (Phoenix, AZ) to develop ANN. ANN connects directly to participating Aesthetic Society member plastic surgeons' Practice Management systems to retrieve real-time, de-identified, billing data. The data is reviewed and mapped by subject matter experts to generate a dynamic, comprehensive, longitudinal, valid, and reliable repository of procedural and billing data. ANN’s automated, real-time data access also eliminates other drawbacks associated with surveys such as low response rates, cross-sectional data, inaccurate recall, need for manual data entry and limited number and scope of questions that can be included.
For the 2020 Statistics, aggregate data from all 288 participating plastic surgery practices across the U.S. were analyzed. The procedure counts were extrapolated to estimate nationwide statistics. These statistics have a standard error of +/-5.66% at a 95% level of confidence. ANN is a complimentary and exclusive benefit available only to Active Aesthetic Society Members. Participating members have access to detailed information of their own practices, and they can see aggregate data of other participants, allowing members the benefit of comparing their data with their peers, butprotecting their privacy. ANN can retrieve and analyze up to 20 years of data from compatible systems thus offering unparalleled insights in practice management. For more information, please visit https://ann.surgery.org/or email [email protected].
About Ronan Solutions™
Ronan Solutions™ is a joint venture between two technology companies — ANZU®, a Healthcare IT company, and Iron Medical Systems, an expert in cloud hosting and security. Both companies have combined their technical expertise and access to key stakeholders in the environment to create the Ronan Solutions™ Aesthetic Medicine dataset and data visualization system.