What Were the Top Cosmetic Procedures in 2020?

Although 2020 is in the rearview, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently published procedure statistics for last year. These statistics show that although the number of elective procedures was down because of the pandemic, people still opted into cosmetic surgery once practices reopened. The top procedures focused on the face, which is perhaps no surprise given the shift for many workers to Zoom videos and chats, which showed us our own faces up-close and personal!

The top 5 procedures of 2020 were:

For those people who were able to work from home, or are still working from home, there has been an opportunity to undergo surgery and then recover in the privacy of their houses, instead of an office. This can be a big advantage when undergoing a facial procedure. But even if you don’t work remotely, Dr. Chalekson and our team will help you plan the recovery and aftercare phase.

Many people received non-surgical procedures last year as well. The top 5 non-invasive treatments in 2020 were:

  • Botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport)
  • Soft tissue fillers
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Chemical peels
  • IPL treatment

Although facial procedures led the pack in 2020, the ASPS has found that body procedures may prove to be among the most popular of 2021. In a survey of 1,000 women, respondents who said they are extremely likely to consider cosmetic surgery in the next six months also said tummy tucks and liposuction were among the top procedures they were interested in.


A whole new decade offers a whole new opportunity to achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Chalekson has been performing plastic surgery in California since 2003, and he is passionate about being an integral part of his patients’ journeys to beautify, renew, and enhance their faces and bodies.

Dr. Chalekson is proud to provide an array of face, body, and breast procedures at his practice in Templeton, CA. To arrange a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Chalekson, please call the practice.


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