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Demand for cosmetic surgery procedures continues to skyrocket

Staff Writer |
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) released the results of their annual Global Aesthetic Survey for procedures completed in 2016.

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It showed an overall increase of 9% in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures within the past twelve months.

Ranking of the World’s Top Ten Countries for Cosmetic Procedure

The top five countries – USA, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Mexico – account for 41.4% of the world’s cosmetic procedures, followed by Russia, India, Turkey, Germany and France.

In 2016, Labiaplasty showed the largest increase in number of procedures from 2015, with a 45% rise, followed by the Lower Body lift which increased by 29%, the Upper Body Lift and Breast Augmentation using Fat Transfer both demonstrating equal growth at 22%, and the Buttock Lift increasing by 20%.

Breast Augmentation continued to be the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure, accounting for 15.8% of all surgical procedures, followed by Liposuction (14%), Eyelid Surgery (12.9%), Rhinoplasty (7.6%) and Abdominoplasty (7.4%).

The least popular cosmetic surgery in 2016 was penile enlargement, which also saw the largest decrease in number of procedures (-28%).

The most popular non-surgical procedures continue to be injectables with Botulinum Toxin ranking at number one at 4,627,752 procedures (a 7% increase over the past 12 months).

Women continue to drive the demand for cosmetic procedures, accounting for 86.2%, or 20,362,655 cosmetic procedures worldwide.

The five most popular procedures requested by women are Breast Augmentation (Silicone Implant), Liposuction, Eyelid Surgery, Abdominoplasty and Breast Lift.

In 2016, men accounted for 13.8% of cosmetic patients with 3,264,254 procedures performed worldwide.

Their top five cosmetic procedures requested by men are Eyelid Surgery, Gynecomastia, Rhinoplasty, Liposuction and Hair Transplant.


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