Interesting Facts About Cosmetic Surgery From UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness

Cosmetic surgery has surprisingly been around for as far back as the early nineteenth century. During World War I, cosmetic surgery was performed on injured soldiers to reconstruct parts of their body that were damaged due to combat. The surgeries that existed at that time included such procedures as skin grafting and surgery on body parts such as a broken jaw or a displaced nose.

Since the WWI days, cosmetic surgery has become much more advanced and now includes repair of damage and improvements to facial features and the overall appearance of your face. It initially was just used for people who were born disfigured, but now it sees widespread application across a whole variety of different cosmetic applications.

Here are a few interesting facts about cosmetic surgery (from a 2011 study):

  • 13.8 million Americans had cosmetic procedures done. The majority of those procedures were minimally invasive. 
  • Nearly $10.4 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures. 91% of those procedures were performed on women.
  • Patients who live in the Pacific and Mountain regions had the most cosmetic surgery done, with the number coming in at about 3.9 million.
  • The top procedure for women was breast augmentation while the top procedure for men was nose reshaping.


The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as invasiveness of the treatment, length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.


As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.


If you have any questions about Face & Neck procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visit today!


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Source: 9 Interesting Facts About Plastic Surgery, Live Science

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