National Geographic : 2012 Dec
Tummy tuck Eyelid lift Breast implants Lipoplasty Rhinoplasty Intense pulsed light laser treatment (for skin spots)* Laser hair removal Fat injection Hyaluronic acid injection (tissue filler) Botox injection Nonsurgical Surgical 1 3 5 3 4 5 2 1 4 2 PHOTO: REBECCA HALE, NGM STAFF. GRAPHIC: LAWSON PARKER, NGM STAFF SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY; MICHAEL OLDING NEXT Countries with top number of procedures, 2010 Rank, per capita UNITED STATES 5 BRAZIL 4 CHINA 24 JAPAN 8 INDIA 25 MEXICO 10 ITALY 3 SOUTH KOREA 1 FRANCE 9 COLOMBIA 6 GERMANY 17 TURKEY 16 SPAIN 14 RUSSIA 23 CANADA 11 UNITED KINGDOM 21 TAIWAN 7 VENEZUELA 12 ARGENTINA 20 THAILAND 22 GREECE 2 SAUDI ARABIA 18 AUSTRALIA 15 NETHERLANDS 13 ROMANIA 19 3 2 1 million Surgical Nonsurgical Beauty Markets The face of plastic surgery is changing. Once a purely surgical specialty, the field's morphed with the advent of neurotoxins, tissue fillers, and laser treatments over the past 20 years. Patients---mostly women---are now turning more to nonsurgical options for nips and tucks. By one estimate, these make up 82 percent of cosmetic procedures in the U.S. The quest for beauty is universal, but tastes can vary. Brazilians favor buttock enhancements; Americans tend to seek bigger breast increases than Brazilians, says Renato Saltz, vice president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Cultural preferences lead surgery innovations too: facial work in the U.S., rhinoplasty techniques in parts of the Middle East. The U.S. and Brazil top the world in plastic surgeons and procedures, says Saltz, with Asia's numbers expected to rise. ---Luna Shyr Top five procedures worldwide, 2010 *Placement of some procedure labels is approximate.