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Global Trends in Plastic Surgery

August 8, 2016

Global Plastic Surgery Trends

Plastic surgery is on the rise — globally. More than 21 million surgical and non-surgical plastic surgery procedures were performed worldwide in 2015, according to the latest statistics from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). The staggering number represents an increase of over 1 million procedures performed in 2014. In this blog post, the Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton breaks down the findings from ISAPS in detail.

Botox Is the Top Non-Surgical (and Overall) Procedure

Botox remains the “king” of minimally invasive procedures, and procedures overall, with more than 4 million procedures performed worldwide in 2015. While the number represents a 4 percent decrease from the previous year, the number of Botox procedures still outpaced the second most popular minimally invasive procedure (hyaluronic acid fillers) by over 2 million. Hair removal, photo rejuvenation and non-surgical fat reduction rounded out the top five minimally invasive procedures in the world.

Breast Augmentation Is the New Top Surgical Procedure

Breast augmentation is the most popular surgical procedure in the world, with 1,488,992 total procedures performed in 2015. The breast enhancement procedure replaces eyelid surgery as the top procedure. Eyelid surgery slipped to the number three spot, an 11 percent decrease from the previous year. Liposuction was the second most commonly performed surgical procedure, while abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) was the fourth most popular procedure.

Top Five Countries Performing the Most Plastic Surgery

  1. United States
  2. Brazil
  3. China
  4. South Korea
  5. India

Most Popular Procedures by Gender

More than 18 million cosmetic procedures were performed on women in 2015. The top five surgical procedures were:

  1. Breast augmentation
  2. Liposuction
  3. Eyelid surgery
  4. Abdominoplasty
  5. Rhinoplasty

Male plastic surgery continues to rise, with more than 3 million cosmetic procedures performed worldwide in 2015. The top surgical procedures among men were:

  1. Eyelid surgery
  2. Liposuction
  3. Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
  4. Rhinoplasty
  5. Fat grafting

Explore Your Cosmetic Options with Us

Have you been considering pursuing cosmetic enhancement? The Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton would be happy to discuss your options with you. Our team of board certified plastic surgeons are well-trained and experienced in the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques and are able to help our patients achieve beautiful results. Schedule a personal appointment with us by calling (561) 393-6400 today.

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