The arrival of the COVID-19 During the last two years, it has involved the closure of several businesses in the world. However, the demand for the plastic surgery in some countries it was maintained and even increased.
This is due, in large part, to the fact that many of them were and continue to be known as paradises of the plastic surgery. They are characterized by being specialists in certain procedures and a large part of their population has undergone an operating room to modify their appearance. It is already something more common than it is believed.
According to the latest data obtained by the International Society of Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), in 2020, these are the countries that have performed the most aesthetic procedures during that year and those that are recognized as the paradises of cosmetic surgery.
The United States occupies the first place in the list of countries with the highest demand for aesthetic changes in the world. This position has been leading it for four years with more than 4.5 million procedures annually. The most popular are the breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck and breast lift.
According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the United States), breast augmentation in the country is performed approximately 400,000 times each year, something extremely common compared to those performed in other countries. This has led the entity to begin to implement stricter regulations regarding the warnings of the acquisition of implants due to the risk involved.
The South American giant is the second country to lead the list (close to 2 million). In Brazil, the aesthetic interventions that lead the demand are liposculpture, mammoplasty, eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty and breast lift.
According to a report by the EFE agency carried out in 2020, that year these processes increased by 40% despite COVID-19. In children, for example, ear correction was in strong demand. The Brazilian doctor Cintia Ríos believes that it is due to the use of masks, which made the appearance visible with “more ears”.
Germany ranks third (1,157,738). According to the International Society of Plastic Surgeons, liposuction is preferred. Breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, breast lift, and rhinoplasty follow.
The Asian country is present year after year in this ranking. This time he ranks fourth. His main specialty is blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, which represents more than 64% of all cosmetic surgeries in Japan.
This procedure is quite common among both men and women. It is generally applied to the elderly due to excess skin on the eyelids. However, in Asian nations such as Japan or South Korea it has become very popular to obtain a westernized look and a more open look.
In fact, this operation is often already an established pattern in Asian culture.
Worldwide, the most popular surgeries are, in this order, breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and tummy tuck. Among men, eyelid surgery is more in demand, while breast augmentation is more preferred among women.
The top 3 countries according to the demand for surgery: