A Look Back at Some Aesthetic Statistics

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2017
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cosmetic proceduresIt’s always popular when the calendar turns over to a new year to look back and make lists from the past year. As we enter 2017, let’s take a look back at who was having what done in the aesthetic world.

In Las Vegas, cosmetic procedures are more commonplace than many other areas and people are always interested in the most popular procedures. The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) compiles these statistics from across the globe. The current available stats are from 2015.

So, just how many people “had something done?”

Let’s put it this way; you could take the entire nation of Romania and give 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 stats.

Atop the list is never a surprise, as it has occupied this spot every year since its debut on the cosmetic scene in 2002, Botox. Yes, botulinum toxin (primarily Botox) injections were the most popular procedure of all once again.

Here’s a breakout of some of the ISAPS 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. 7% United States
  2. 7% Brazil
  3. 8% Mexico
  4. 6% South Korea
  5. 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. 9% United States
  2. 1% Brazil
  3. 9% South Korea
  4. 3% India
  5. 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

Thinking of having something done? You’re in good company! Call Dr. Herte at 702-732-9600 to make your appointment.

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