Cosmetic surgery procedures are pretty ubiquitous nowadays. We’ve come a long way since the days when women were rumored to “have had a little something done,” but tried to hide the fact. Today, from cover stories in Time magazine to procedure demonstrations on local TV news programs, cosmetic procedures are more popular than ever.
How popular are cosmetic procedures?
What if you took the entire population of Romania and gave each person some sort of aesthetic procedure? Some would have a tummy tuck, others breast augmentation, others a Juvederm session. All in all you’d have over 21 million procedures, one for every person in the nation.
That’s how many surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed worldwide in 2015, according to statistics recently released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
And once again, as it has been every year since it was introduced in 2002, botulinum toxin (overwhelmingly Botox) injections were the most popular procedure of all.
Here are some of statistics:
Over 9.6 million cosmetic surgeries were performed globally in 2015.
The top four surgeries:
1. Breast augmentation (up 10% from 2014)
2. Liposuction (up 2% from 2014)
3. Eyelid surgery (down 11% from 2014)
4. Abdominoplasty (up 11% from 2014)
Top countries for total surgical procedures:
1. United States (15%)
2. Brazil (13%)
3. Mexico (5%)
4. South Korea (5%)
5. India (4%)
12.1 million nonsurgical procedures were performed worldwide in 2015.
The top five nonsurgical procedures were:
1. Botulinum toxin
2. Hyaluronic acid
3. Laser hair removal
4. Photo rejuvenation
5. Chemical Peel
Top countries for percentage of nonsurgical procedures:
1. United States (22%)
2. Brazil (9%)
3. South Korea (6%)
4. India (4%)
5. Mexico (4%)
Women accounted for 18 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were the preferred procedures among women:
1. Breast augmentation
3. Eyelid surgery
Men accounted for 3 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were their preferred procedures among men:
1. Eyelid surgery
5. Hair Transplantation
6. Fat Grafting