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Cosmetic Surgery Facts from Figures
Cosmetic surgery has certainly become more common place since it's roots in the 19th century. But what impact have the various procedures on offer had on society?
17 Million cosmetic surgery procedures take place every year around the world
TOP 5 COUNTRIES BY NUMBER OF TOTAL PROCEDURES PERFORMED IN 2009
- USA - 3.03 MILLION
- Brazil - 2.4 MILLION
- China - 2.19 MILLION
- India - 0.89 MILLION
- Mexico - 0.83 MILLION
THE UK IS 18th WITH 192,678 PROCEDURES IN 2009...
But who is having these procedures?
THE MAJORITY OF PROCEDURES IN THE UK ARE STILL PERFORMED ON WOMEN. BUT THERE HAS BEEN A 21% GROWTH FOR DEMAND FOR MALE SURGERY SINCE 2009.
- 10% of all procedures are carried out on men
- 90% of all procedures are carried out on women
Top 5 Cosmetic Procedures for Women in the UK
- Brest Augmentation 25% of all Procedures
- Blepharoplasty 15%
- Breast Reduction - 12%
- Face/Next Lift 12%
- Tummy Tuck -10%
Celebrity Influences on Cosmetic Surgery in Women
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery carried out a study of the most requested celebrity traits by patients in order to find out how women view the 'ideal woman.'
Angelina Jolie's pout was the most sought after in Hollywood with Julia Roberts' lips following as second choice.
When asked which celebrity nose they would most like to have, Nicole Kidman was the clear choice for many women with Julia Roberts' in second again.
Model Giselle Bundchen's flat, toned stomach took top place for the most desired midriff followed by Shakira and Demi Moore.
Most women wanted a bust like Pamela Anderson or pop-star Britney Spears but interestingly, Pamela Anderson was also first on the list of what women didn't want their breasts to look like. Unfortunately for Dolly Parton and Victoria Beckham, they're also mentioned on the 'not-so-hot' list.
The famous Jennifer Lopez curves have clearly made an impact, with J-Lo having the most desired buttocks by women with other top choices including Brazillian Actress, Juliana Paes and Hollywood Queens, Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock.
Despite being in her 70s, Tina Turner beat the likes of Cameron Diaz and Sharon Stone for the most desired legs.
Celebrity Influences on Cosmetic Surgery in Men
George Clooney and Brad Pitt were top choices for the chiselled chin most men wanted.
Once again, when it came to the ideal image of the modern man, men chose George Clooney and Brad Pitt for sporting the ideal nose.
Brad Pitt's iconic abs in the cult classic Fight Club must've played a part in him leading the polls for most desired abdomen, action heroes Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme followed closely behind.
It's no surprise who had the most desired chest, measuring in at a whopping 57 inches at the height of his bodybuilding career, Arnold Schwarzenegger was first on the list.
Football Superstar David Beckham was by far the top choice referenced by patients when it came to whose legs they wanted the most.