Attempting to stay beautiful and young for as long as possible shows no signs of letting up. The plastic surgery business appears to be thriving all across the globe. Dr. Dulin from the American Institute of Plastic Surgery says, “While the United States may still have the highest total number of individuals going under the knife, as it relates to percentage of the population there are a few other countries that outdo even vain Americans”. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Greece, Italy, and South Korea had the most plastic surgeries for every 1000 individuals. The following is a list of the countries with the most plastic surgery and the types of surgery that are the most popular.
By some estimates, 1 in 5 women in Seoul have undergone some sort of plastic surgery procedure. The most popular procedures include liposuction, nose jobs, and eyelid surgery. Many patients are looking for Western looking eyes. A small V-shaped chin, and wide set, large eyes are also considered appealing in South Korea.
Even though the economy is faltering, the desire to look good hasn’t. Breast augmentation and penis enlargement are two of the most common procedures in Greece. Medical tourists are known to flock to Greece to receive plastic surgery. A beautiful environment, reasonable prices, and highly trained US doctors may be one of the reasons Greece ranks so high in cosmetic surgery.
Procedures having to do with looking younger are popular in Italy. Cosmetic procedures that include fillers, chin lifts, and Botox injections are some of the most requested. Liposuction is also popular.
With the government offering tax deductions and waivers, it’s no wonder Brazil is a country where cosmetic surgery is extremely popular. Male breast reduction and buttock augmentation are two of the most requested surgeries. It’s not surprising since this is a country where looking great on the beach is important.
Liposuction is one of the most popular surgeries in Columbia. Sensuality is highly regarded, even more so than youth. Columbia also attracts a lot of cosmetic tourism due to such reasonable costs.
Breast Augmentation and liposuction tops the list as the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Minimally invasive procedures such as Botox, soft tissue fillers, and chemical peels have increased more than most of the more invasive types of surgeries in the US.
Surgeries that enhance youth are popular in Taiwan. Botox and various procedures to reduce wrinkles are often requested.
Having a small face is desirable in Japan. Liposuction along the jaw line is popular among many women. Nose enlargement is another procedure that is often requested in Japan. It’s not to make the nose bigger but to raise the bridge so the nose isn’t so flat.
Worldwide, removing fat appears to be the number one concern according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Breast augmentation runs a close second and blepharopasty, which is eyelid surgery, comes in third. Surprisingly, facelifts rank only number eight on the list, making up less than 5 percent of surgical procedures worldwide.