8 Countries with The Highest Plastic Surgery Rates

29 Apr 2016

From boob jobs to Botox, the number of cosmetic procedures and surgeries are increasing every year across the world. But which are the countries that have the highest plastic surgery rates? Thanks to ISAPS, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we can reveal the 8 countries in the world that performed the most cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

8 Columbia

Number of cosmetic surgeries per year: 357,115

Columbia has a wide range of surgeries that are popular but statistics indicate that breast augmentation and liposuction are by far the most popular options.

7 France

Number of cosmetic surgeries per year: 416,148

As well as being one of the medical tourism destinations of choice, cosmetic surgery is very popular with the French themselves with nearly 15% of women admitting to having cosmetic surgery.

6 Germany

Number of cosmetic surgeries per year: 533,622

With over half a million cosmetic surgeries and procedures being carried out, plastic surgery is rising at a rapid rate in Germany.

5 Mexico

Number of cosmetic surgeries per year: 706,072

Apparently nearly 4% of the world’s total cosmetic surgery procedures are performed in Mexico. Many of these however are performed on tourists thanks to Mexico being one of the top 5 destinations in the world for ‘cosmetic surgery tourism’.

4 South Korea

Number of cosmetic surgeries per year: 980,313

Beauty is taken very seriously in South Korea and a staggering 1 in 5 people have gone under the knife for at least one cosmetic surgery. The South Koreans had an amazing 44,000 double eyelid surgeries alone last year.

3 Japan

Number of cosmetic surgeries per year: 1,260,351

Cosmetic surgery is huge in Japan with facelifts being particularly popular. The latest statistics saw it having over 1 million procedures and this number looks set to rise.

2 Brazil

Number of cosmetic surgeries per year: 2,058,505

Brazil is often cited as having some of the world’s most beautiful women, and there’s no doubt that cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more popular. With the number of procedures rising year-on-year, no doubt it will begin to challenge for top-spot in a few years.


Number of cosmetic surgeries per year: 4,064,571

Unsurprisingly, the USA is where the world’s most cosmetic surgeries and procedures take place. As well as many Americans going under the knife, with America having some of the best surgeons in the world, there are undoubtedly a good number of cosmetic surgery tourists travelling here for their operations.