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Plastic Surgery – A Global Look

Plastic Surgery – A Global Look

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) released a study that reflects the total number of cosmetic procedures (both surgical and non-surgical) that have been performed worldwide in 2015. This study only takes into account board certified plastic surgeons or the equivalent in each country.

According to this ISAPS study, over 9,600,000 surgical procedures have been performed worldwide. The country that performs the highest number of cosmetic surgery procedures is the USA, followed closely by Brazil. The most popular of these globally is liposuction, with over 1,394,000 procedures being performed in 2015 alone. Not far behind this is silicon breast augmentation followed by eyelid surgery.

As for non-surgical cosmetic procedures, a whopping 12,055,418 procedures were performed in 2015 according to this ISAPS study. Again, the USA leads the pack with the highest number of non-surgical procedures performed last year, followed by Brazil. By far, the most popular non-surgical procedure worldwide are injectables with 7,730,464 procedures being performed last year. More than half of the total injectable procedures were performed using botulinum toxin (Botox). Another popular injectable includes hyaluronic acid.

ISAPS study states that 45.1% of liposuction procedures worldwide were performed on people between the ages of 19 and 34 years old with only 0.6% being performed on people 65 years of age or older. Non-surgical procedures showed the different trend, with 50% of all botulinum toxin (Botox) injections being performed on people between the ages of 35 and 50 years old and only 6% performed on people aged 18 years or younger.

For more global cosmetic statistics, be sure to check out the ISAPS study (link to ISAPS study

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