Countries with highest number of plastic surgeons 2018

Plastic surgery is a growing industry globally. Many countries are known for their expertise in plastic surgery; however, some have greater numbers of surgeons than others. As of 2018, the U.S. had the largest number of plastic surgeons globally with 7,009 surgeons. Brazil had the second largest number of plastic surgeons with 6,393. Australia had the fewest among the major countries with just 535 plastic surgeons.

Cosmetic procedures globally

There are both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. The U.S. and Brazil also have the highest number of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures among the top countries globally. Globally the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedures include botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid. As for the top surgical cosmetic procedures, breast augmentation and liposuction were the most performed procedure in 2018.

Costs of cosmetic procedures in the U.S.

Surgical procedures also have varying price points. There are several factors that can contribute to the cost of various surgical procedures including surgeon’s fee, facility fees and anesthesiologist fees. In the U.S. the most expensive surgical procedures include lower body lifts, facelifts and tummy tucks. Among nonsurgical cosmetic procedures ablative laser skin resurfacing, nonsurgical fat reduction and ablative fractional resurfacing are the most expensive.

Countries with the highest number of plastic surgeons in 2018

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