The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has released statistics of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in countries around the world. The top plastic surgery spots by percentage of population are as follow:

1. South Korea – about one in 5 women have undergone an aesthetic surgery procedure, most commonly liposuction, nasalplasty (rhinoplasty) and eyelid lift (blepharoplasty).

2. Greece – breast augmentations were the most popular procedure.

3. Italy – liposuction came in at the top of cosmetic surgery procedures, and Botox® was the most common non-surgical treatment.

4. Brazil – the most common procedures were liposuction and breast augmentation. Interestingly, cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were made tax deductible by the Brazilian government this year, and discounts for elective plastic surgery are backdated back to 2004.

5. Columbia – liposuction tops the list of plastic surgery procedures. Medical tourism also accounts for a significant number of cosmetic surgeries.

6. USA – the study reports over 3 million cosmetic surgery procedures, whereas the America Society of Plastic Surgeons statistics reveal the total number of both invasive and non-invasive aesthetic surgery procedures to be over 13 million. The most common surgical procedures were liposuction and breast augmentation.

Dr. Olivia Hutchinson is a board certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NYC. Please contact us or call us at 212 452-1400 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hutchinson.

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