China and India – Emerging Hot Spots for Plastic Surgery
The word “Plastic Surgery” might bring to mind images of celebrities with enhanced looks, chiseled nose jobs and an all new bust line. The initial purpose of plastic surgery was to give people a new look if their face or body was disfigured due to burns, accidents or injuries. But advancements in this field coupled with people’s interest to enhance their looks took it to a whole new level.
Plastic surgery is getting popular in countries with rising economies and China and India top the list among these countries. These statistics were given by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) which took in to account the total number of surgeries (inclusive of surgical and non-surgical procedures) that the plastic surgeons in 25 countries have performed.
This trend of spending money on surgical procedures which was hitherto moderate in countries like China and India is due to the fact that as the economies are improving and generating wealth, people are willing to spend their money on surgeries to improve their looks and aesthetics. Statistics of the procedures done in the top 4 countries are as follows:
- United States – 17.5%
- Brazil – 14.3%
- China – 12.7%
- India – 5.2%
Top Ten Countries Ranking High for Plastic Surgeries
According to ISAPS, the list of the top ten countries ranking high for plastic surgeries is as follows:
1.) United States
7.) South Korea
Plastic surgery involves different types of procedures. Breast augmentation and liposuction are considered to be the most sought after procedures but a lot of people are also opting for eyelid surgery and reshaping of the nose. These procedures are mostly popular in China and Thailand.
Additional Information from the Survey
According to the data collected by ISAPS, the approximate number of practicing plastic surgeons around the globe is 30,816. The estimated number of surgical and non-surgical procedures carried out by them is 8,536,379 and 8,758,187 respectively.
This data was compiled after surgeons were given a questionnaire which required them to fill in details about the type and number of procedures that they have performed. In the coming years, the numbers are expected to rise steadily as more people are opting for plastic surgery and are willing to spend money on it.