Top surgical cosmetic procedures worldwide 2018

The most common surgical cosmetic procedures worldwide include breast augmentation, liposuction, and eyelid surgery. The most common nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are Botulinum toxin, hyaluronic acid, and hair removal. The popularity of and access to cosmetic procedures can vary greatly from country to country.

Who has cosmetic procedures?

The countries with the highest number of cosmetic procedures overall include the United States, Brazil, Mexico, and Germany. Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are more common in the U.S., while surgical procedures are most common in Brazil. However, in 2018, both the U.S. and Brazil had almost 1.5 million surgical cosmetic procedures. It is therefore no surprise that the U.S. and Brazil are the countries with the highest number of plastic surgeons worldwide.

Cosmetic procedures in the U.S.

In the United States, those aged 35 to 50 account for the highest share of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, with whites accounting for about 70 percent of all cosmetic procedures. The most common surgical procedure among U.S. men is liposuction, while breast augmentation is the most common procedure among women.

Top 10 surgical cosmetic procedures worldwide in 2018

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Source

Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

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