US performed more plastic surgeries in 2013 than any other country
The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently released its statistics for 2013, highlighting which countries saw the most cosmetic procedures in the last year. According to the results, there were more than 23 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed across the world in 2013.
With more than 17 percent of all procedures, the U.S. took the No. 1 spot with nearly 4 million performed. Brazil ranked second, with more than 2.1 million procedures in 2013. Mexico, Germany and Spain rounded out the top five. Among the most popular procedures requested worldwide were breast augmentation, liposuction, blepharoplasty, Botox, fillers and laser hair removal.
Cosmetic surgery on the rise
According to a release from ISAPS, the overall number of people undergoing plastic surgery is on the rise. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that Americans spent more money on cosmetic surgery in 2013 than they have since 2008. Specifically, people in the U.S. spent more than $12 billion on cosmetic procedures. Jack Fisher, MD and former president of ASAPS, explained that the rising numbers were brought about by many factors and trends affecting the beauty world.
"The numbers do not come as a surprise," Fisher stated in an ASAPS release. "Technological advances, less-invasive procedures, greater accessibility are making aesthetic procedures, surgical and nonsurgical, far more attractive to the public at-large. Further, the rebounding economy is encouraging people to start investing in themselves once again."
More men seeking surgery
In 2013, men comprised of more than 12.8 percent of the total cosmetic procedure recipients. ISAPS reported that 3 million men received plastic surgery last year, with the most popular procedures including rhinoplasties, breast reductions, blepharoplasties, otoplasties and liposuction. In the U.S., more than 1 million procedures were performed on men, or about 9.4 percent of the total.