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Liposuction is 2013’s most frequently performed surgical procedure in US

Posted last April 22, 2014, 6:07 am in Health report article

For 2013, liposuction topped the list of most frequently performed surgical procedures in the US. This increase is driven by technological advancements in the field and availability of more non-invasive procedures. This trend is also seen to drive the growth of liposuction financing.


Plastic surgery continues to be a booming industry in the US.


In a report released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), it was revealed that there was a 12 percent “overall increase” in cosmetic procedures performed in the US in 2013.


The data covers surgeries conducted by board-certified practitioners. According to the report, more than 11 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were conducted last year amounting to more than 12 billion dollars—the highest spend since 2008. Overall, plastic surgery procedures in the US increased by three percent from 2012 to 2013.


For 2013, liposuction topped the list of most frequently performed surgical procedure with a 16 percent increase, and more than a billion spent on it, from 2012. The other top surgical procedures for 2013 are: breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, tummy tuck and nose surgery.


In the article on, Jack Fisher, ASAPS president, noted that the rise in plastic surgery procedures is driven by “technological advancements, less invasive procedures, and greater accessibility” to surgical and non-surgical procedures.” The “rebounding economy” also contributed to more people wanting to “invest in themselves.”


In terms of gender breakdown, women comprised 90.6 percent of the total figure for 2013 which marks a 471 percent increase since 1997. Breast augmentation was the top procedure for women, while liposuction placed second.


The upward trend in the industry also reflects in the increase of liposuction financing applications, according to Matthew Libman, president of United Medical Credit (UMC). UMC is an intermediary between patients and a network of trusted partners which includes experienced physicians and vendors, and competitive lenders.


“Cosmetic surgery procedures are more widely accepted in the US, and it reflects in the way people are more comfortable about looking for ways to invest in themselves,” he said. “Medical financing like liposuction financing is a good option for people who want to get some cosmetic surgery work done without hurting their savings.”


UMC’s liposuction financing clients get same as cash and interest-free financing options with extensive service support from UMC representatives. The company’s patient lending solutions are flexible for clients which means they can schedule their procedures when it is most convenient for them. It currently covers, among others, body lift, face lift, scar removal, nose surgery, breast augmentation and hair restoration.


For more information on UMC’s liposuction financing solutions, visit the website,