How many women got breast implants last year?

The New York Times has the lowdown on the newest numbers released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. About 13.1 million cosmetic procedures took place in 2010 — 1.6 million surgeries and 11.6 million “noninvasive” treatments. Ninety-one percent of the patients were women.

So what’s on the rise?

* Breast implants: 296,203, up 2 percent during the last year and 39 percent over the last decade.
* Breast lifts: 90,000, up 9 percent during the last year and 70 percent over the last decade.
* Breast reductions: 82,871, down 2 percent over the last decade, but up 6 percent from the last year.
* Breast implant removal: 21,700, down 47 percent over the last decade, but up 9 percent from the last year.

And on the decline:

* Liposuction: 203,106, down 43 percent over the last decade.
* Nose jobs: 252,261, down 35 percent over the last decade.
* Eyelid surgery: 208,764, down 36 percent over the last decade.
* Face-lifts: 112,955, down 16 percent over the last decade.
* Botox, wrinkle fillers and laser hair removal all gained popularity.

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