Augmentation Just Keeps Augmenting in 2015

Cosmetic procedures have become such a part of regular life that people may not know that in the 60s, 70s, and 80s people having “a little something done” basically kept that news to themselves, afraid of the stigma attached to having plastic surgery. Non-surgically, fillers and procedures such as laser resurfacing had not been approved for use yet.

Today things are a little different. From cover stories in Time magazine to coverage of procedures on nightly news programs the aesthetic industry has become mainstream.

As further proof, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) recently released the statistics from 2015. As a point of reference, let’s use Romania. What if you took the entire population of Romania and gave each person some sort of aesthetic procedure? Some would have a Botox session, others breast augmentation, 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 the ISAPS statistics.

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 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
2.12.7% Brazil
3.4.8% Mexico
4.4.6% South Korea
5.4.4% India

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
2.9.1% Brazil
3.5.9% South Korea
4.4.3% India
5.3.7% Mexico

Women accounted for 18 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were their preferred procedures:
1.Breast augmentation
2.Liposuction
3.Eyelid surgery
4.Abdominoplasty
5.Rhinoplasty

Men accounted for 3 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were their preferred procedures:
1.Eyelid surgery
2.Liposuction
3.Gynecomastia
4.Rhinoplasty
5.Fat grafting
6.Ear surgery

If you’re thinking of calling Dr. Smith and having “a little something done” you’re in good company! Call us at 843-705-8940 to set up a consultation.

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