Which countries get the most plastic surgery?
The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery released an infographic on international cosmetic procedures performed in 2011. The results may surprise those who believe that plastic surgery is ubiquitous in the US.
While the US has seen an increase in plastic surgery in recent years, the countries that have the highest rate of cosmetic surgery procedures per 1,000 people were Italy, Greece and South Korea. The US, however, wasn't too far behind, rounding out the top six with Brazil and Columbia. As for the countries that have the lowest percentage of plastic surgery procedures per 1,000 people were the Scandinavian nations and Greenland. The nations of Africa also have low plastic surgery rates.
Although the US doesn't come in at No. 1 for most plastic surgeries per capita, it does perform the most plastic surgeries out of any country in the world. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, more than 10 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2012, with breast augmentation and Botox injections, respectively, being the most popular treatments.