Cosmetic Surgery Flourishing Around the Globe

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) recently released some very exciting statistics on cosmetic procedures worldwide. Their findings were based on a survey of more than 1,500 plastic surgeons from all over the globe. ISAPS focused on plastic surgeons that are board certified, or the national equivalent of being board certified.

Let’s explore some of ISAPS’ latest findings:

Worldwide Trends

More than 23 million surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed last year, and according to ISAPS, that number is on the rise. The countries that performed the most procedures were the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Germany and Spain.

The number of surgical procedures performed (11,599,336) was just shy of the number of non-surgical procedures performed (11,874,937).

The Leader of the Pack

According to ISAPS, the United States was the global leader in cosmetic treatment. With nearly 4 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures performed in 2013, the U.S. accounted for 17 percent of cosmetic treatment worldwide.

Although the United States ranked No. 1 in terms of both surgical and non-surgical procedures, Brazil had the highest number of surgical procedures performed. This was the first year that Brazil had claimed the top spot for surgical procedures.

Most Popular Surgical Procedures

The top five surgical procedures performed worldwide were:

  1. Breast augmentation – 1,773,584 procedures
  2. Liposuction – 1,614,031 procedures
  3. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) – 1,379,263 procedures
  4. Lipostructure (e.g., lipofilling, stem-enhanced lipofilling) – 1,053,890 procedures
  5. Rhinoplasty – 954,423 procedures

Most Popular Non-Surgical Procedures

The top five non-surgical procedures performed worldwide were:

  1. Botox – 5,145,189 procedures
  2. Fillers and resorbables – 3,089,686 procedures
  3. Laser hair removal – 1,440,252 procedures
  4. Non-invasive facial rejuvenation – 1,307,300 procedures
  5. Chemical peel, CO2 resurfacing, dermabrasion – 773,442 procedures

Women vs. Men

Women accounted for more than 87 percent of the total procedures. The most popular procedures for women were:

  1. Breast augmentation
  2. Liposuction
  3. Blepharoplasty
  4. Lipostructure
  5. Breast lift

Men had more than 3 million procedures — almost 13 percent of all procedures. The most popular procedures for men were:

  1. Rhinoplasty
  2. Breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery)
  3. Blepharoplasty
  4. Liposuction
  5. Otoplasty (ear surgery)

How Cosmetic Surgery Can Help You

All over the world, people are discovering that cosmetic surgery can be a life-changing experience. It can refine a physical flaw or imperfection and give your self-confidence the boost it needs. Cosmetic surgery can affect the way that you relate to your surroundings and open up new opportunities.

You deserve to feel beautiful and confident. Let the team at Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Laser Centre explain more about your options during a personal consultation. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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