How Many People “Had Something Done” in 2015?

Breast augmentationWhen the cover of Time magazine is devoted to the aesthetic industry asking not if, but when you’ll have something done, you know cosmetic procedures have gone mainstream. Of course, as little as 20 years ago the thought of this was absurd. Back then, if a person didn’t outright deny having some work done, she at least downplayed it.

Not today. From Kim Kardashian touting her new and improved backside to local news broadcasts detailing the latest procedures, cosmetic procedures are commonplace.

Just how commonplace?

What if you took the entire population of Romania and gave each person some sort of aesthetic procedure? Some would have liposuction, others breast augmentation, others a Juvederm session. All in all you’d have over 21 million procedures, one for every person in the nation.

That’s how many surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed worldwide in 2015, according to statistics recently released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

And once again, as it has been every year since it was introduced in 2002, botulinum toxin (overwhelmingly Botox) injections were the most popular procedure of all.

Since Dr. Kearney and his patients are part of these totals, here’s a breakdown of some of the statistics from 2015.

Over 9.6 million cosmetic surgeries were performed in 2015.
The top four surgeries:
1.Breast augmentation (up 10% from 2014)
2.Liposuction (up 2% from 2014)
3.Eyelid surgery (down 11% from 2014)
4.Abdominoplasty (up 11% from 2014)

Top countries for percentage of total surgical procedures:
1.14.7% United States
2.12.7% Brazil
3.4.8% Mexico
4.4.6% South Korea
5.4.4% India

12.1 million nonsurgical procedures were performed in 2015.
The top five nonsurgical procedures:
1.Botulinum toxin (down 4% from 2014)
2.Hyaluronic acid (up 7% from 2014)
3.Laser hair removal (down 14% from 2014)
4.Photo rejuvenation (new to survey)
5.Nonsurgical fat reduction (new to survey)

Top countries for percentage of nonsurgical procedures:
1.21.9% United States
2.9.1% Brazil
3.5.9% South Korea
4.4.3% India
5.3.7% Mexico

Women accounted for 18 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were their preferred procedures:
1.Breast augmentation
2.Liposuction
3.Eyelid surgery
4.Abdominoplasty
5.Rhinoplasty

Men accounted for 3 million of the 21 million cosmetic procedures worldwide. These were their preferred procedures:
1.Eyelid surgery
2.Liposuction
3.Gynecomastia
4.Rhinoplasty
5.Fat grafting
6.Ear surgery

Want to become part of the 2016 totals? Call Dr. Kearney at 858-677-9352 and set up a consultation.

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