Talk about being popular, it’s as if the aesthetic industry had as many Facebook friends as Taylor Swift or something! Yes, 2014 was another growing year for the industry, as statistics released this summer by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) showed. Last year, you could have taken the entire population of Australia and performed a cosmetic procedure (surgical and non-surgical) on every one of them. And you still would have had a few Botox sessions and tummy tucks left over.
That’s a total of over 20 million procedures! And you thought you were the only contemplating having something done by Dr. Yates. Here are the breakdowns of some of the interesting categories.
What were the 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
And the 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.
Here is the breakdown by country for the year:
- United States — 4,064,571 (20.1%)
- Brazil — 2,058,505 (10.2%)
- Japan — 1,260,351 (6.2%)
- South Korea — 980,313 (4.8%)
- Mexico — 706,072 (3.5%)
- Germany — 533,622 (2.6%)
- France — 416,148 (2.1%)
- Columbia — 357,115 (1.8%)
If you’re thinking of having one of our procedures to turn back the clock a bit, call us at 563-275-4701 and set up a consultation.