Cosmetic surgery is so mainstream these days that it’s difficult to remember the times when people used to keep their plastic surgery a secret. Now, people show off their new look and everywhere you turn the aesthetic industry is in the news, from the cover of Time to your local afternoon news show.
So, just how popular is the aesthetic world? How about we take a look at the statistics released this summer by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). The ISAPS keeps track of every procedure performed around the world and releases the totals from the previous year.
What were the totals for 2015? Let’s just say you could take the entire population of Romania and each person could have an aesthetic procedure. Some would have a Botox session, others a facelift, others laser skin resurfacing. All in all you’d have over 21 million procedures, one for every person in the nation.
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 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
4.4.6% South Korea
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
3.5.9% South Korea
Women accounted for 18 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were their preferred procedures:
Men accounted for 3 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were their preferred procedures:
So, if you’re thinking of turning back the clock a little bit, you’re obviously in good company. Call Dr. Bruck at 212-308-4600 to schedule a consultation.