Plastic Surgery Around the Globe

In the age of selfies and fascination with social media, it should come as no surprise that Americans, especially women, prioritize their appearance. To look their best, US women spend a significant portion of their income on gym memberships, hair care, clothing and more. In addition, there many are choosing to seek the help of plastic surgeons to address their aesthetic needs, with both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

“The number of new patients I see in my practice continues to grow exponentially each year”, says Dr. Greenwald, “Today, there seems to be a much broader acceptance of plastic surgery in society. Additionally, there are many more non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments making aesthetic treatments more accessible to patients seeking cosmetic enhancements.” What about other countries? Are cosmetic treatments more popular in the United States than elsewhere? The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) recently released procedural statistics for countries worldwide that are experiencing significant growth in cosmetic surgery. In 2014, there were more than 20 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed across the globe. The top five countries and their top procedures are listed below:

5. Mexico: Liposuction & Botox
4. South Korea: Eyelid Surgery & Botox
3. Japan: Eyelid Surgery & Hair Removal
2. Brazil: Liposuction & Botox
1. United States: Breast Augmentation & Botox

So while the United States is not alone in its growing fascination with plastic surgery, it continues to be a global leader in the number of treatments performed. If you are interested in scheduling your consultation with Dr. Greenwald of for additional questions please contact his practice at (914) 421-0113.