The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has released the results of the second International Study of Aesthetic/Cosmetic Surgery Procedures.
The 2011 study reveals a new hierarchy of countries with the most surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic/cosmetic procedures performed by board certified (or the equivalent) plastic surgeons in 2010. The United States continues its dominance in the field, with Brazil having the second highest number of plastic surgeons, being second. Some countries not always associated as strongly with aesthetic plastic surgery are emerging as new resources for aesthetic plastic surgery.
The 25 countries with the highest number of total procedures are:
Lipoplasty remains the most performed procedure, representing 23% of total surgical procedures, followed by breast augmentation at 16%, blepharoplasty at 11.5%, rhinoplasty at 10.4%, and abdominoplasty at 7.2%. The popularity of surgical procedures varied by country with the United States, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, and Italy the dominant countries for these top five surgical procedures.
[Source: Exchange Magazine]