Data on the most popular plastic surgery procedures of 2020 has just been released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and liposuction remains in the top five. There was a slight reduction in the number of procedures performed last year, largely due to the pandemic, with liposuction being the only body contouring procedure to make the top five.
By the numbers, the most popular plastic surgery procedures in 2020 were:
Facial procedures topped the list last year, edging out body and breast procedures which typically see larger numbers.
Liposuction with Dr. Chatson
Dr. George Chatson is one of only a handful of plastic surgeons to offer SAFELipo™, a revolutionary approach to body contouring. Many liposuction techniques rely on fat emulsification through lasers, thermal heat, or brute force. SAFELipo does not. Instead, this technique allows Dr. Chatson to gently break up stubborn deposits of fat with a special cannula before mechanically emulsifying it for more thorough removal. This helps to preserve surrounding tissue and blood vessels, eliminates several surgical risks, and substantially reduces recovery time.
In addition to being a safer approach to liposuction, SAFELipo is the only lipo technique in which fat shifting and grafting are used to ensure the most natural-looking results. Unlike other types of liposuction which can create divots or pocks, SAFELipo uses needed fat to create smooth, firm, and anatomically appropriate contours that enhance the entire frame.
Why Choose Dr. Chatson?
Dr. Chatson is a board-certified plastic surgeon, former president of the New England Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, a “Core” RealSelf Contributor, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Patient Safety Excellence Award. He has been named a Top Plastic Surgeon by northshore Magazine and New Hampshire Magazine, and is highly rated on HealthGrades, Google, and more.
Thoughtful, attentive, and honest, Dr. Chatson takes time to understand the needs of the individual before making procedural suggestions. If you are considering a procedure, he welcomes the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and help you choose the most effective path forward.