What if you took every person in Australia and gave him or her a Botox injection, a facelift, liposuction, or a chemical peel? Then you would have over 20 millions procedures to do.
In effect, that is what happened last year, according to statistics recently released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). Those statistics show that in 2014 there were over 20 million cosmetic procedures performed worldwide, both surgical and non-surgical.
Of course, leading the pack was Botox, the king of cosmetic procedures. Over 4.8 million Botox injections were provided in 2014. It’s been that way every year since Botox was introduced in 2002.
Here are some highlights from the ISAPS statistics.
Here are the number of procedures for the top eight countries.
- United States = 4,064,571
- Brazil = 2,058,505
- Japan = 1,260,351
- South Korea = 980,313
- Mexico = 706,072
- Germany = 533,622
- France = 416,148
- Columbia = 357,115
Top five cosmetic surgeries
- Eyelid Surgery = 1,427,451
- Liposuction = 1,372,901
- Breast Augmentation = 1,348,197
- Fat Grafting = 965,727
- Rhinoplasty = 849,455
Top five non-surgical procedures
- Botulinum Toxin = 4,830,911
- Hyaluronic Acid = 2,690,633
- Hair Removal = 1,277,581
- Chemical Peel = 493,043
- Laser Skin Resurfacing = 480,271
Women accounted for 86.3% of the total, with more than 17 million procedures out of the total of over 20 million. Men had 2.5 million procedures, only 12.7% of the total. The most popular surgery for women? Breast augmentation. For men? Eyelid surgery.
So, you’re in good company when you opt to have a cosmetic procedure done. Call us to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lavey, 925-820-3633.