ISAPS 2017: US Still Reigns As Cosmetic Surgery Capitol of the World

Friday, November 09, 2018 | Fillers & Injectables , Research and Publications

The USA, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Mexico continue to perform the most cosmetic surgery procedures across the globe, according to the 2017 statistics from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

These top five countries account for 38.4 percent of the world’s cosmetic procedures, followed by Germany, Colombia and Thailand.

“It’s great to see the 2017 results released to see the continued growth in plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures in many different countries around the world,” says Salt Lake City, Utah plastic surgeon Renato Saltz, MD, President of ISAPS, in a news release. “The USA still remains in lead position, followed closely by Brazil! It will be very interesting to compare this data with the 2018 results as we’re seeing record numbers of patients taking advantage of the latest innovations in cosmetic surgery to look and feel their best.”

The Bigger Picture

There was a 4 percent increase in surgical cosmetic procedures around the world within the past twelve months, while non-surgical cosmetic procedures decreased by 5 percent, compared with the 2016 ISAPS numbers.

Vaginal rejuvenation (including labiaplasty) showed the largest increase from 2016, followed by the lower body lift, the buttock lift and rhinoplasty or nose-reshaping surgery, the statistics show. The most popular non-surgical procedures continue to be injectables with Botulinum toxin ranking No. 1.

Women continue to drive the demand for cosmetic procedures, accounting for 86.4 percent, or 20,207,190 cosmetic procedures worldwide. The five most popular procedures requested by women are breast augmentation (Silicone Implant), liposuction, eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty and breast lift. In 2017, men accounted for 14.4 percent of cosmetic patients (a slight increase from 2016) with 3,183,351 procedures performed worldwide. The top five cosmetic procedures requested by men are eyelid surgery, gynecomastia, rhinoplasty, liposuction and hair transplant, ISAPS reports.

The survey was sent to approximately 35,000 plastic surgeons in ISAPS’ database. The results were compiled, tabulated and analyzed by Industry Insights, an independent research firm based in Columbus, Ohio. Data from a total of 1,329 plastic surgeons were compiled for this survey.





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