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Cosmetic SurgeryThe statistics released this summer by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) show that cosmetic procedures, whether surgical or non-surgical, are continuing to increase in popularity. In 2014, over 20 million people had “something done,” as Joan Rivers would say. To put that in perspective, that is basically the population of Australia!

You know which country had the most procedures, but you probably can’t get all of the top eight. Here they are.

  1. United States — 4,064,571 (20.1%)
  2. Brazil — 2,058,505 (10.2%)
  3. Japan — 1,260,351 (6.2%)
  4. South Korea — 980,313 (4.8%)
  5. Mexico — 706,072 (3.5%)
  6. Germany — 533,622 (2.6%)
  7. France — 416,148 (2.1%)
  8. Columbia — 357,115 (1.8%)

It may surprise you, but last year the eyes had it. Yes, eyelid surgery was the most performed cosmetic surgery, although liposuction (the former #1) and breast augmentation weren’t far behind. Although, you could put Botox (the lion’s share of the botulinum toxin category) in that category, too, since it usually is used to address crow’s feet around the eyes.

Here are the other breakdowns.

Top five cosmetic surgeries performed

  • Eyelid Surgery = 1,427,451
  • Liposuction = 1,372,901
  • Breast Augmentation = 1,348,197
  • Fat Grafting = 965,727
  • Rhinoplasty = 849,445

Top five non-surgical procedures

  • Botulinum Toxin = 4,830,911
  • Hyaluronic Acid = 2,690,633
  • Hair Removal = 1,277,581
  • Chemical Peel = 493,043
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing = 480,271

Women accounted for 86.3% of the total, with more than 17 million procedures. Men had 2.5 million procedures, 12.7% of the total. The most popular for women? Breast augmentation. Men? Eyelid surgery.

So, what’s keeping you? You’re obviously in good company! Give us a call at the Laser Center of Maryland and let’s turn back the clock.

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