Cosmetic procedures have become so mainstream that people wonder just how many people are having something done. That’s why the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) totals up the number of both surgical and non-surgical procedures every year and reports the numbers.
In 2015, to give you an idea of the scope of the numbers, you could take the entire population of Romania and give each person some sort of aesthetic procedure. Some would have a dermal filler session, others a tummy tuck, others laser skin resurfacing. 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 ISAPS.
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 statistics.
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, if you’re contemplating turning back the clock with a cosmetic procedure, you’re in good company. Call Dr. Malamet at 818-380-3130 and let’s talk about your possibilities.