Tuesday, August 10, 2010

ISAPS Plastic Surgery Survey

Updated 3/2017 -- all links (except to my own posts) removed as many no longer active.

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary.  To commemorate the event ISAPS commissioned a global survey of plastic surgeon and procedure in the top 25 countries and regions. 
The ISAPS Biennial Global Survey involved survey participants completing a two‐page, English‐based questionnaire that focused on the number of surgical and non‐surgical procedures they performed in 2009.  Approximately 20,000 plastic surgeons were sent the survey and then reminders.  Unsure what percentage responded.
Breast augmentation has been the most popular plastic surgery procedure for the last ten years in the United State.  This study found that liposuction has gained that spot.  The study found that the top five procedures in the U.S are liposuction (18.8%), breast augmentation (17%), eyelid lifts (13.5%),  rhinoplasty (9.4%),  and abdominoplasty  ( 7.3%).
The popularity of surgical procedures varied by country.

The top 25 countries and their top two surgical procedures:
1. United States (1st -- liposuction, 2nd -- breast augmentation)
2. Brazil (liposuction, breast augmentation)
3. China (breast augmentation, liposuction)
4. India (liposuction, breast augmentation)
5. Mexico (breast augmentation, blepharoplasty)
6. Japan (liposuction, breast augmentation)
7. South Korea (breast augmentation, liposuction)
8. Germany (liposuction, blepharoplasty)
9. Italy (liposuction, breast augmentation)
10. Russia (liposuction, breast augmentation)
11. Turkey (breast augmentation, liposuction)
12. Spain (liposuction, breast augmentation)
13. Argentina (breast augmentation, liposuction)
14. France (liposuction, breast augmentation)
15. Hungary (liposuction, blepharoplasty)
16. Canada (breast augmentation, liposuction)
17.  Colombia  (liposuction, breast augmentation)
18. United Kingdom (liposuction, breast augmentation)
19. Taiwan  (breast augmentation, liposuction)
20. Venezuela (liposuction, blepharoplasty)
21. Thailand (breast augmentation, liposuction)
22. Australia (blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty)
23.  Portugal (liposuction, breast augmentation)
24.  Belgium  (liposuction, breast augmentation)
25.  Saudi Arabia (breast augmentation, liposuction)

The study found the number of non-surgical procedures topped the surgical procedures.  The top five non surgical procedures were found to be Botox injections (32.7%), hyaluronic acid injections (20.1%), laser hair removal (13.1%), autologous fat injections (taking a patient's fat from one location and transferring it in the same patient in another location) (5.9%) and IP Laser treatment (4.4%).

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