Countries with highest number of cosmetic procedures 2018

Cosmetic procedures are popular among people that want to enhance select features of their body through surgical and nonsurgical methods. As of 2018, the United States had the largest number of cosmetic procedures during that year with over 4.3 million procedures. Brazil had the second largest number of cosmetic procedures with almost 2.3 million procedures during that year.

Cosmetic procedures globally

There are both surgical and nonsurgical options for cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures include augmentation mammaplasty (breast augmentation), mastopexy, lipoplasty and rhinoplasty, to name a few. Minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedures can include botulinum toxin (Botox), chemical peels, dermal fillers and tattoo removal. The top surgical cosmetic procedure globally in 2018 was breast augmentation, followed by liposuction. During that same year the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedure was botulinum toxin (Botox) followed by hyaluronic acid (dermal fillers).

Cosmetic procedure costs in the U.S.

Cosmetic procedures have varying prices and depends entirely on the invasiveness of the procedures. In 2018, total expenditure on surgical cosmetic procedures was about 3.8 times that of nonsurgical procedures. Among all surgical procedures lower body lifts had the highest average costs in 2018. Furthermore, among nonsurgical procedures, ablative laser skin resurfacing procedures had the highest average cost in the U.S.

Countries with the largest total number of cosmetic procedures in 2018*

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date




Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Including surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
Rankings are based solely on those countries from which a sufficient survey response was received and data were considered to be representative.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 / Month *
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Cosmetic surgery in Italy"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.