Top 25 Places in the World to see Plastic Surgery

A. Foley on 23 Aug 2010 at 9:41am

Americans and Brazilians share a global reputation for being plastic surgery obsessed.

Based on data recently released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS, a partner with RealSelf.com), this appears to be a fair assumption.  The US and Brazil led the World in total cosmetic procedures performed last year.

 

    Rank                Total Cosmetic Procedures

  1. US                3,031,146
  2. Brazil            2,475,237
  3. China           2,193,935
  4. India                894,700
  5. Mexico            835,280
  6. Japan              742,324
  7. S. Korea          659,213
  8. Germany         524,842
  9. Italy                  350,250
  10. Russia             345,920
  11. Turkey             340,144
  12. Spain               326,802
  13. Argentina        297,813
  14. France             297,438
  15. Hungary          232,981
  16. Canada           216,623
  17. Colombia        192,678
  18. UK                    190,378
  19. Taiwan            186,355
  20. Venezuela      166,274
  21. Thailand          136,798
  22. Australia          130,200
  23. Portugal           128,206
  24. Belgium           126,283
  25. Saudi Arabia   116,666

Nearly one-third (32%) of all cosmetic surgery procedures were done in the US and Brazil. Somewhat surprisingly, China, comes in third in the world. In fact, China leads the world in breast implants (222,530 vs 204,516 in the USA) and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) (175,228 vs 170,202 in the USA).

However, when you consider the cosmetic procedures data on a per capita basis, the picture changes quite dramatically.  Suddenly Americans seem to be less of a cosmetic surgery obsessed society. The place where you're most likely to find someone who has undergone plastic surgery is Hungary and South Korea.

Top 25 Per Capita, Undergoing Plastic Surgery  

    Rank                            Per Capita

  1. Hungary               2.33%
  2. S. Korea               1.32%
  3. Brazil                    1.28%
  4. Portugal               1.21%
  5. Belgium               1.17%
  6. US                         0.98%
  7. Taiwan                 0.81%
  8. Mexico                  0.77%
  9. Argentina             0.73%
  10. Spain                    0.71%
  11. Germany              0.64%
  12. Canada                0.63%
  13. Japan                   0.58%
  14. Australia              0.58%
  15. Italy                       0.58%
  16. Venezuela           0.58%
  17. Turkey                  0.47%
  18. France                  0.45%
  19. Saudi Arabia       0.44%
  20. Colombia             0.42%
  21. United Kindom    0.31%
  22. Russia                  0.24%
  23. Thailand               0.22%
  24. China                    0.16%
  25. India                      0.08%

Plastic Surgery Procedures Conducted 2009, World Statistics based on Per Capita

Source: ISAPS Raw Data (PDF Download)
 

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Excellent post with all the great information at one place.The blog allows individuals to easily and comfortably read questions related to plastic and cosmetic surgery from the comfort and privacy of their own homes.Nice article.I really want to appreciate your effort and work.Thanks for sharing this informative blog.
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Excellent post with all the great information at one place.The blog allows individuals to easily and comfortably read questions related to plastic and cosmetic surgery from the comfort and privacy of their own homes.Nice article.I really want to appreciate your effort and work.Thanks for sharing this informative blog.
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Thank you for sharing this data, it shows that when it comes to cosmetic surgeries US is the most open about it. cosmetic surgery philippines
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The statistics of this page is sum of the both 'Surgical + Non Surgical surgeries'. Generally in South Korea, the health and skin care medical industry has been developed as well.

Recently visiting South Korea foreigners who have purpose for plastic surgery are extremely increased. from over the world especially , They don't go to Japan neither China.
Because Japan's are high cost due to exchange rate of course basic high cost. about China, they have not medical confidence per medical surgeon.

And, Every countries have also certified medical surgeon and non qualification as well. it's not affect only onto Korea. This is depended on supposition.

Take a look this chart, [ xsxeye.blogspot.com ]



----- Sugical Procedures -------------

- Liposuction -
1 Brazil 253,302 15.8%
2 United States 221,160 13.8%
3 China 212,670 13.2%
4 India 117,140 7.3%
5 Japan 71,958 4.5%

-Breast Augmentation-
1 China 222,530 15.3%
2 United States 204,516 14.1%
3 Brazil 172,615 11.9%
4 India 109,580 7.5%
5 Mexico 101,402 7.0%

Blepharoplasty
1 China 175,228 15.2%
2 United States 170,202 14.8%
3 Brazil 128,066 11.1%
4 Mexico 63,756 5.5%
5 Japan 59,289 5.1%

-Rhinoplasty-
1 United States 149,796 18.7%
2 China 97,453 12.2%
3 Brazil 93,114 11.6%
4 India 60,280 7.5%
5 Mexico 53,737 6.7%

-Abdominoplasty-
1 United States 104,538 16.8%
2 China 92,565 14.9%
3 Brazil 76,595 12.3%
4 India 54,720 8.8%
5 Japan 31,320 5.0%


----- Non Sugical Procedures -------------

Botulinum (Botox Dysport)
1 United States 498,180 17.4%
2 Brazil 447,523 15.6%
3 China 305,958 10.7%
4 Mexico 188,991 6.6%
5 Japan 103,522 3.6%

Hyaluronic Acid Injections
1 Brazil 312,727 17.7%
2 United States 203,148 11.5%
3 China 176,120 10.0%
4 Mexico 136,848 7.8%
5 Hungary 77,963 4.4%

Laser Hair Removal*
1 United States* 311,790 27.1%
2 Brazil 207,949 18.1%
3 China 186,618 16.2%
4 Japan 63,143 5.5%
5 Korea, South 56,073 4.9%

Autologous Fat Injections*
1 United States 84,930 16.5%
2 China 67,320 13.1%
3 Brazil 49,100 9.6%
4 India 25,860 5.0%
5 Japan 22,778 4.4%

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english.chosun.com 60,000 Medical Tourists Visit Korea Last Year
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Please retrieve it with web.

Some 60,201 foreign tourists visited Korea for medical treatment last year

Internal medicine topped the list of medical services at 20 percent, followed by general medical check-ups (13.5 percent), skin care and plastic surgery (13.4 percent), and family medicine (7.8 percent). By nationality, American inpatients topped the list, followed by Chinese, Russians and Mongolians

{It is a report using material of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs in South Korea.
It is different from an advertising report of the
South Korea cosmetic surgery.}
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Moreover,
Would 1 foreiner do only one surgical procedure at one time for visiting to South Korea?

At least 2more they would do for 1 invitaion for save their cost.
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This is wrong in case about in South Korea.

Search below sentence

"About 200,000 Foreigners came to South Korea for plastic surgery in 2010"

So, Because of low cost per a surgeon procedure in Korea, It increases Korean plastic surgery procedure counts in ISAPS statistics.

This statistics are summed by surgical procedures in hospitals for ISAPS survey.
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This is wrong in case about South Korea. Search below sentance in Youtube "About 200,000 Foreigners came to South Korea for plastic surgery in 2010" Because of low cost per a surgeon procedure in Korea, It increases Korean plastic surgery procedure counts in ISAPS statistics. This statistics are sumed by surgical procedures in hospitals
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there is lot of Chinese doing their surgery in Korea.
"Young Chinese drive Korea's plastic surgery boom" tinyurl.com/3c9cl23
"For Many Chinese, New Wealth and a Fresh Face" tinyurl.com/6h9h66y Sad that Chinese are so insecure.
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It's really the mind altering facts that china leads the world in breast augmentation with following India at no. 4. However US, in my opinion is always among the top of the rank in plastic surgery.dr usha rajagopal is i think the famous woman plastic surgeons in all over America to effectively carry out the process of plastic surgery.
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sad that korean are so insucure.. my korean frens think that their eyes are too small and they went for plastic surgery..however it turn out very well for them.. good for them.
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there is lot of Chinese doing their surgery in Korea. "Young Chinese drive Korea's plastic surgery boom" tinyurl.com/3c9cl23 "For Many Chinese, New Wealth and a Fresh Face" tinyurl.com/6h9h66y Sad that Chinese are so insecure. lol A lot of Chinese are bashing Koreans for plastic surgery... Pot calling the kettle black...
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Thanks for your nice sharing.
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Indeed, Hungary is #1 in the world.  We even get questions about plastic surgery from Hungarians!

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