Survey indicates 2015 cosmetic and aesthetic procedures increased by one million in a year

17 Aug 2016

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has released a survey suggesting that cosmetic and aesthetic procedures have increased by more than one million from 2014 to 2015.

Researchers conducted a questionnaire, which included answers from approximately 35,000 plastic surgeons in the ISAPS global database, to determine the amount of surgical and non-surgical treatments performed in 2015.

The results indicated that botulinum toxin treatments continue to be the most popular, with more than 4.6 million procedures reported, and hyaluronic acid injections increased by 6.5% from 2014 to 2015.

The country with the highest number of procedures reported was the US with 1.4 million surgical and 2.6 million non-surgical procedures.

The results also suggested that women had more than 18 million surgical and non-surgical procedures performed globally, whilst only 14.4% of the total procedures were performed on men, with just more than three million.

“We are proud to share these survey results to show the growing momentum in highly practiced areas,” said ISAPS president Dr Susumu Takayanagi. “ISAPS membership includes thousands of top plastic surgeons, who take time to contribute to these findings,” he said.

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