ISAPS Releases 2013 Statistics on Cosmetic Procedures Worldwide

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is the trusted resource for data on cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide. Its latest statistics published on July 24 reveals that more than 23 million cosmetic procedures were performed worldwide last year. The ISAPS data is based on information collected from 2,700 board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon members in 95 countries.

One of the main highlights is that for the first ever time in history, Brazil has edged out the United States in terms of the number of surgical procedures performed last year. Interestingly, Botulinum Toxin ranks first in terms of the total number of cosmetic procedures performed in 2013.

Women accounted for more than 20 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2013, up to 87.2% of the total. Men had more than 3 million cosmetic procedures in 2013, which was 12.8% of the total procedures.

The top five countries for cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures performed last year are:

  • United States-3,996,631-(17%)
  • Brazil-2,141,257-(9.1%)
  • Mexico-884,353-(3.8%)
  • Germany-654,115-(2.8%)
  • Spain-447,177-(1.9%)

The list of the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures at the global level is similar to that for the U.S. in 2013:

  • Breast Augmentation (1,773,584)
  • Liposuction (1,614,031)
  • Blepharoplasty (1,379,263)
  • Lipostructure including lipofilling and stem-enhanced lipofilling (1,053,890)
  • Rhinoplasty (954,423)

The top five non-surgical treatments are

  • Botulinum Toxin (5,145,189)
  • Fillers and Resorbables (3,089,686)
  • Laser Hair Removal (1,440,252)
  • Non-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation (1,307,300)
  • Chemical Peel, CO2 resurfacing, dermabrasion (773,442)

Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Blepharoplasty, Lipostructure and Breast Lift were the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures among women. Rhinoplasty, Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia, Blepharoplasty, Liposuction and Otoplasty were the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures for men.

Though the ISAPS statistics were based only on those countries from which a sufficient response was received, they clearly indicate an upward trend in cosmetic surgical procedures at the global level. ISAPS expects that this new data will fuel debates among surgeons gathering to share new techniques and discuss cutting-edge information in the field at its 22nd Biennial Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September.