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ISAPS Says Over 3 Million Breast Procedures Performed Worldwide [Infographic]

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The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) conducted a survey on the surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed worldwide in 2013. The participants of the survey completed a two page questionnaire based on the number of procedures considering several factors such as country-wise popularity, category-wise popularity and so on.

Considering the category-wise procedures, over 3 million breast procedures were performed worldwide last year. Here are the interesting details of the survey based on the breast procedures performed last year.

  • Data from a total of 1,567 plastic surgeons were collected for this survey.
  • Out of the 11,599,336 surgical procedures performed last year, 3,453,414 were breast procedures.
  • USA topped in the total breast procedures (517,012) followed by Brazil (515,776) and then Mexico (113,631) and Germany (103,604).
  • USA covered 15.0% of the breast procedures, Brazil covered 14.9% of the total and Mexico (3.3%).
  • Breast augmentation topped in the category with 1,773,584 treatments followed by breast lift (775,462) and then breast reduction (641,189) and gynecomastia (263,179).
  • USA came first in breast augmentation (313,703); Brazil is second in the list (226,090) followed by Mexico (57,691) and Germany (55,160).
  • For breast lift procedures, Brazil is the most popular (139,835) after which comes USA (108,002). Mexico is third in the list (28,582) and Venezuela (27,972) and Columbia (19,618) in the 4th and 5th positions.
  • For breast reduction also, Brazil (115,097) beat US (77,644) in the numbers. Germany took the third spot while Mexico holds the 4th position (19,642).
  • For gynecomastia surgery, Brazil is at the top position (34,754). USA comes second in the demand for the treatment (17,663). Third is Germany (10,548) and fourth is Mexico (8,727).
  • Interestingly, breast augmentation (1,773,584) is the most popular procedure considering all the procedures in diverse categories. It covered 15.3% of the overall cosmetic surgery procedures performed worldwide last year.
  • Considering the distribution for cosmetic breast procedures, breast augmentation was ranked 1, breast reduction was ranked 8 and breast lift holds the 5th rank in the chart for women.

These reports show the increase in popularity of breast procedures in diverse parts of the world. In addition to the convenience, safety and advancements in the treatment options, the rise in celebrity breast procedures might also be strengthening the trend.

ISAPS Survey on Breast Procedures

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