If they haven’t done something themselves, most people at least know a friend who has had some sort of cosmetic procedure done. Many people now openly share details of their surgery. It’s hard to remember that just a couple decades ago, if a person had a facelift or breast augmentation they would keep it to themselves. The rumors in those days were that so and so “had a little something done.”
Fast forward to today and every year more and more people are opting to “have a little something done.” Want to know how many people? OK, take the entire population of Romania and give each person some sort of aesthetic procedure. Some would have a Juvederm session, others a breast lift, others liposuction. All in all you’d have over 21 million procedures, one for every person in the nation.
That’s how many surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed worldwide in 2015, according to statistics recently released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. If you have something done you’re in good company!
And once again, as it has been every year since it was introduced in 2002, botulinum toxin (overwhelmingly Botox) injections were the most popular procedure of all.
Here are some of the other statistics from ISAPS.
Over 9.6 million cosmetic surgeries were performed in 2015.
The top four surgeries:
1.Breast augmentation (up 10% from 2014)
2.Liposuction (up 2% from 2014)
3.Eyelid surgery (down 11% from 2014)
4.Abdominoplasty (up 11% from 2014)
Top countries for percentage of total surgical procedures:
1.14.7% United States
4.4.6% South Korea
12.1 million nonsurgical procedures were performed in 2015.
The top five nonsurgical procedures:
1.Botulinum toxin (down 4% from 2014)
2.Hyaluronic acid (up 7% from 2014)
3.Laser hair removal (down 14% from 2014)
4.Photo rejuvenation (new to survey)
5.Nonsurgical fat reduction (new to survey)
Top countries for percentage of nonsurgical procedures:
1.21.9% United States
3.5.9% South Korea
Women accounted for 18 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were their preferred procedures:
Men accounted for 3 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were their preferred procedures:
So, what are you waiting for? Call Dr. Lavey at 925-820-3633 and have something done. After all, who doesn’t want to look a little younger?
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