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Nips and tucks: Top plastic surgery procedures of 2016

More than 17 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. last year – a 3 percent growth over 2015, according to the latest stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Cosmetic surgical procedures increased by 4 percent in 2016, with nearly 1.8 million procedures. Here are the top 5 procedures:

1. Breast augmentation, 290,467

2. Liposuction, 235,237

3. Nose reshaping, 223,018

4. Eyelid surgery, 209,020

5. Facelifts, 131,106

There were also 15.5 million cosmetic minimally invasive procedures last year. Here are the top procedures:

1. Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox), 7 million

2. Soft tissue fillers, 2.6 million

3. Chemical peel, 1.36 million

4. Laser hair removal, 1.1 million

5. Microdermabrasion, 775,000

All of the top procedures were up in 2016, except for laser hair removal and microdermabrasion, which were down 1 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

The data also showed the procedures that take fat from one part of the body and inject it in another were on the rise. Buttock augmentation using fat grafting increased 26 percent and breast augmentation using fat grafting increased 72 percent.

Here are some other interesting stats from the report:

Marissa Harshman

I'm the health reporter for The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, Wash. I started at The Columbian -- my hometown newspaper -- in September 2009. Reach me at marissa.harshman@columbian.com or 360-735-4546.

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