Statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, including both minimally invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2013, up 3 percent since 2012. In addition, women continue to be the most likely candidates for facial plastic surgery and account for 81 percent of all surgical and non-surgical procedures in 2013.
Here’s the list of the top 5 most popular cosmetic surgeries in 2013, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
When it comes down to cosmetic surgery by the numbers, Brazil overtakes US as the “Plastic Surgery Capital of the World” with 1.49 million surgical procedures performed in 2013 – outstripping the United States by more than 40,000. After these two, the next highest figure comes in at only 500,000 (Mexico), followed by Germany and Colombia.
Cosmetic Surgery by the Numbers
Data from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) Survey on Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2013 reveals that the top five surgical procedures for women were: breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift and eyelid surgery. Whereas the top five surgical procedures for men were: liposuction, eyelid surgery, nose surgery, male breast reduction and ear surgery.
Plastic Surgery and Medical Tourism
Today, plastic surgery is no longer just for the affluent.
Globally, medical tourism is big business. And although the exact market size of the medical tourism market is difficult to predict, recent Frost & Sullivan research predicts the market to generate $50 billion to $65 billion dollars in 2014, growing at approximately 20 percent – to an annual $100 billion in the next decade.
The global market for cosmetic surgery procedures is highly heterogeneous, and composed primarily of eager travelers who are seeking for more cost-effective treatment options. The reason: Fast service, cost savings up to 90 percent and, for some, a great opportunity to receive advance medical care that is not yet available in their home country.