Top 10 Countries whose residents love Plastic Surgery – Hint: I currently reside in #1


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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Patient-with-Surgical-Mar-001By Denis Foynes

More and more Americans have chosen to go under the knife in recent years. Last year Americans spent almost $10 billion on cosmetic procedures. However, they are certainly not alone. Cosmetic surgery is now a truly worldwide phenomenon. These are the ten countries that spend the most of plastic surgery per capita.

10. Mexico

Plastic surgery in Mexico is a whole lot cheaper than plastic surgery in the United States. For example, a face lift is known to cost between $5,000 and $6,000 in the United States. In Mexico, a face lift costs between $2,000 and $2,500.

9. France

There is a strong desire to age gracefully in France in a similar fashion to Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. French women don’t want to look like young girls, they just want to look great for their age. Therefore, subtle anti-aging procedures are popular.

8. Japan

“Japanese people also like to have smaller faces,” a Japanese doctor explains. “So we often combine face-lifts with liposuction under the chin, to make the jaw line between the face and the neck more striking.”

7. Taiwan

Wrinkle reducers like Botox were the most popular among all surgeries performed. Cosmetic surgery is now very fashionable in Taiwan.

6. United States

Liposuction is the most in-demand procedure, with breast augmentations coming in at a close second.

5. Colombia

Liposuction is the most popular procedure, both among surgical and non-surgical procedures, with nearly 90,000 reportedly performed in 2010.

4. Brazil

“Culturally speaking, Brazilians have no problem with plastic surgery,” said Roth. “If anything, it’s seen as a status symbol to have had it.” The governments of Brazil even have a number of tax deductions to support plastic surgery.

3. Italy

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox Dysport) is the most popular procedure performed overall and liposuction was the most common invasive procedure with more than 69,000 reported a year.

2. Greece

With its terrible economic situation, Greece is a surprise second. Breast augmentations took the top spot among invasive surgeries in Greece.

1.South Korea

The plastic survey industry has stormed Asia in recent years to the point that today, one in five women from Seoul have undergone some sort of plastic surgery.

According to the report, more than 360,000 total procedures were performed in 2010, with the most common procedures being liposuction, nose jobs and blepharoplasty, or double eyelid surgery. More than 44,000 double eyelid surgeries were performed in 2010 with many customers are pursuing more Western-looking eyes.


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  1. It’s such a coincidence that you should post this. Every time my dad catches me watching a k-drama, he has to add his own commentary: “Korea is the number one country for plastic surgery.” Of course I laugh it off, thinking my dad has his statistics wrong, and that I may be influenced to fall in love with the k-pop & k-drama stars but nothing else. But I guess my dad’s correct, yet I’m still only influenced to dream big not get plastic surgery…. By the way, thanks for replying to my degree notary frustration. Turns out my bank (Wells Fargo) in the next town over could notarize for me without questions. So after a 3-hours frustration, my notarized degree was sent off for Apostille. Yay!

  2. Paul

     /  08/09/2013

    Great article… their news site always has cool articles like this check it out

  3. It’s going to be finish of mine day, except before ending
    I am reading this great post to improve my experience.


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