The global market for cosmetic procedures grew 10% in 2012, and is set to grow at a similar pace in 2013, according to a report by IMCAS.
Liposuction, breast augmentation and other surgical procedures, as well as noninvasive treatments, totaled $6 billion in 2012 and are expected to reach $6.3 billion this year, the report showed.
The Asian cosmetic surgery market is expected to grow 14% in 2013. This uptick is fueled by the demand for procedures like eyelid and nose surgery. The European market is forecast to grow 6.6% in 2013.
When it comes to plastic surgery, Americans still dominate, the study showed. Brazil took second place. Italy ranks as Europe’s biggest plastic surgery market, followed by France and Germany.