Which Country has the Most Cosmetic Procedures?

Which Country has the Most Cosmetic Procedures?

The statistics are in from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) for 2014, and guess which country had the most aesthetic procedures? The United States, of course, with over four million procedures, doubling Brazil’s two million. And what, pray tell, was the most popular single procedure? Botox injections, as it has been every year since its debut on the market in 2002.

Here are some highlights from the ISAPS statistics.

Top five cosmetic surgeries

  1. Eyelid Surgery = 1,427,451
  2. Liposuction = 1,372,901
  3. Breast Augmentation = 1,348,197
  4. Fat Grafting = 965,727
  5. Rhinoplasty = 849,455

Top five non-surgical procedures

  1. Botulinum Toxin = 4,830,911
  2. Hyaluronic Acid = 2,690,633
  3. Hair Removal = 1,277,581
  4. Chemical Peel = 493,043
  5. Laser Skin Resurfacing = 480,271

Women accounted for 86.3% of the total, with more than 17 million procedures out of the total of over 20 million. Men had 2.5 million procedures, only 12.7% of the total. The most popular surgery for women? Breast augmentation. For men? Eyelid surgery.

Here are the number of procedures for the top eight countries.

  1. United States = 4,064,571
  2. Brazil = 2,058,505
  3. Japan = 1,260,351
  4. South Korea = 980,313
  5. Mexico = 706,072
  6. Germany = 533,622
  7. France = 416,148
  8. Columbia = 357,115

No matter if you’re considering a surgical or non-surgical procedure, call us at K Plastic Surgery and join the other four million Americans opting to “have a little something done.”

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.