The American Society of Plastic Surgeons have released some new stats on the number of cosmetic procedures performed today versus 10 years ago. The New York Times is reporting that 13.1 million total procedures took place—a 5% increase from last year. But over the past decade, many popular operations are on the decline. Liposuction is down 43% from 2000, while nose jobs are down 35%, and face lifts are down 16%. plastic surgeryOne procedure that’s still on the rise? Boob jobs. Last year, 296,203 people received implants and 90,000 had breast-lifts, with total breast enhancement surgeries up 40% from 2000. Noninvasive treatments like Botox have also taken off in recent years. The Times reports 5.4 million people were injected with Botox in 2010, up 584% from 2000. Women account for 91% of all cosmetic procedures, and last year about half were performed on people from 40 to 54 years old. It seems that more and more young people are receiving treatments, with celebrities like 30-year-old Kim Kardashian getting Botox injections on her TV show and 24-year-old Heidi Montag getting 10 procedures done in one day. We’re glad to see many treatments like liposuction on the decline (maybe people are exercising more?), but we’re still shocked that over 13 million Americans received some kind of cosmetic procedure last year. We know everyone has the right to do what they want to their faces and bodies, but it’s important to remember that real beauty—and happiness—comes from within! Article by Yahoo! Shine