American Society of Plastic Surgeons forecasts new industry trends amidst COVID-19

A recent survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows patients continue to be interested in pursuing major surgeries and that the general interest has not changed in the type of procedures and operations from the Society’s pre-pandemic statistics. 

There’s no doubt COVID-19 has changed how aesthetic practitioners care for patients and how they operate their practices. What hasn’t changed, according to a recent member survey by ASPS, is continued interest in plastic surgery procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ASPS member survey sought to understand what procedures were top of mind among patients and whether preferred treatments had shifted. Insights were gathered from more than 350 members and were based on what members learned from patients via telemedicine appointments. ASPS member surgeons formulated the following early predictions on top 2020 procedure trends as in-office visits safely resume for patients, doctors and staff. 

ASPS top 5 plastic surgery trend predictions for 2020

  1. Botulinum Toxin Type A – 65%
  2. Breast Augmentation – 44%
  3. Soft Tissue Fillers – 37%
  4. Liposuction – 30%
  5. Abdominoplasty – 24%

The continued interest in plastic surgery procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic suggest patient confidence in cosmetic surgery clinics to reopen and resume procedures safely. This aligns with findings from an ASPS national consumer survey released in May, which revealed an overall positive attitude towards aesthetic surgery procedures even among those who are interested but have not undergone procedures before. AMP