According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Americans spent $11 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2012. From facelifts to Botox, liposuction and laser hair removal, the U.S. is a headliner in cosmetic procedures. Among them, Botox and other nonsurgical procedures raked in over 13 million procedures alone. For Botox, 2012 was a record-high year, with a staggering 6.1 million injections performed.

Race and age play a major role in cosmetic procedures. Those between the ages of 35 and 50 are more likely to have an aesthetic procedure performed, accounting for 43% of all procedures. While 21% of those are more likely to be Caucasian, nonsurgical procedures are largely popular among Hispanics, too.

On the body, the face sees the highest concentration of procedures. Although face-lifts in particular can be costly—coming in at an average of $6,426—a whopping 112,026 people had the surgery done in 2011. Nowadays, less invasive procedures are more popular; getting in and out of the doctor’s office seems to be the upmost priority for many patients. Injections, chemical peels, and laser hair removals are among the top five procedures done in 2012.

The following infographic highlights the growing popularity of cosmetic procedures. Although the numbers may be staggering, more and more Americans are undergoing these beauty-enhancing procedures each year.

2011 and 2012 Cosmetic Procedures

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