cosmetic surgery, dermatology, plastic surgery

No one can escape the inevitable effects of aging. The undesirable characteristics it brings with itself are not something we want to live with either. 

The answer to this dilemma is cosmetic surgery. Yes, the once thought to be a barbaric process that seldom went right and often resulted in wrong results has shown tremendous growth in the past few decades. Now with the advancement of technology and rapid normalization of cosmetic surgery in the world, such procedures are gaining prominence by each passing day.

According to a recent study, there are a few procedures in particular that are being practiced more than others, namely breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty. The report further dives into the worldwide trends about cosmetic surgery which were hitherto unknown to the common public.

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Here we are going to shed a light on some of the trends which we found to be particularly interesting. Let us start with the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world and how they differ in their popularity across the globe. 

Plastic Surgery trends
Image Source – Medzino

As you can see, North America is getting the most breast surgeries performed. And even in breast surgeries have a number of variations to them such as – breast enlargement, breast lift, breast implants, and breast implant reduction. 

What is perhaps even more surprising is the fact that China ranks highest for liposuction surgeries per capita to its credit. This can be attributed to the fact that as compared to the west, China has comparatively cheaper rates for cosmetic procedures. Eastern countries like Japan and China have proved to be the world center for cosmetic surgeries with its rising number of patients opting for the same.

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One more reason for this can be the influence of western culture on the countries of the east. In a bid to look more westernized, it is increasingly becoming common for people of the eastern countries to opt for eyelid surgeries – which makes their eyes look bigger than their native look.

After America and Eastern countries, Japan and South Korea come next in the line for performing most cosmetic surgeries in the world. 

It has been seen that most surgeries are performed because of the underlying insecurity about some of the other physical features a person has. Abnormal facial hair and other certain abnormalities can easily turn into stressful social insecurities in today’s society. 

We don’t want our reader to get lost amidst all these facts and figures, hence we have created the following interactive world map with the help of tableau. This map lets the reader navigate through the world as when you select a particular region, it can show the various trends across that region. Likewise, when you select a particular cosmetic procedure, it shows you its popularity across the globe by varying depths of color.

As always, we recommend doing your due diligence before you make decisions that cannot be altered or reversed as that is a reality with cosmetic surgeries.

More power to you!

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