It’s As If All of Romania Had a Cosmetic Procedure

1.Breast augmentationCosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, are so commonplace now that it’s hard to remember a time when “having something done” was a secret to be kept to oneself. How things have changed from those days in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

It’s always interesting when the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (which Dr. Saltz will become the president of in October of this year) releases the statistics from the prior year detailing the number of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Those statistics were recently released and here are some highlights.

How many procedures?

If you want to look at the sheer number of procedures in the 2015 ISAPS statistics, let’s use the country of Romania. What if you took the entire population of Romania and gave each person some sort of aesthetic procedure? Some would have a Botox session, others breast augmentation, others laser skin resurfacing. 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 the ISAPS statistics.

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 the statistics.

Over 9.6 million cosmetic surgeries were performed 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 percentage of total surgical procedures:
1.14.7% United States
2.12.7% Brazil
3.4.8% Mexico
4.4.6% South Korea
5.4.4% India

12.1 million nonsurgical procedures were performed in 2015.
The top five nonsurgical procedures:
1.Botulinum toxin (down 4% from 2014)
2.Hyaluronic acid (up 7% from 2014)
3.Laser hair removal (down 14% from 2014)
4.Photo rejuvenation (new to survey)
5.Nonsurgical fat reduction (new to survey)

Top countries for percentage of nonsurgical procedures:
1.21.9% United States
2.9.1% Brazil
3.5.9% South Korea
4.4.3% India
5.3.7% Mexico

Women accounted for 18 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were their preferred procedures:
1.Breast augmentation
2.Liposuction
3.Eyelid surgery
4.Abdominoplasty
5.Rhinoplasty

Men accounted for 3 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were their preferred procedures:
1.Eyelid surgery
2.Liposuction
3.Gynecomastia
4.Rhinoplasty
5.Fat grafting
6.Ear surgery

Thinking of having something done? You’re in good company! Call Dr. Saltz at either his Salt Lake City or Park City offices and set up a consultation.

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