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Plastic surgery trends around the world
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Plastic surgery trends around the world

19th Sep 2020

Beauty standards are ever changing, and they can also be different from country to country, depending on the culture and civilization of that geographical area. According to the latest data released by plastic surgery associations, the countries where the most plastic surgery procedures are performed are the USA, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, and also France and Germany in Europe. The most popular procedures are blepharoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, fat transfer, and rhinoplasty. 

In South America, the most wanted procedures are breast and buttock augmentation. The name of one of the most popular procedures performed on the buttocks is proof of that: the Brazilian butt lift. The procedure entails the use of the patient’s own fat cells to augment and lift the buttocks for a more aesthetic appearance.

Liposuction and breast augmentation are the procedures most commonly requested in the United States and Europe, while in Asia there is a considerable interest in blepharoplasty. South Korea is famous all over the world for facilitating the access to plastic surgery (namely, blepharoplasty) that is even offered as a gift for children by their parents at graduation. Here, blepharoplasty is performed to correct the ethnic appearance of the eyes and change their shape. 

Over the last few years, the obvious trends in plastic surgery were dependent on what people consider to be aesthetically pleasing. And there is no doubt about the fact that we do live in a time where the big booty and big breasts reign supreme. However, while until a few decades ago patients were fascinated with the motto “the bigger, the better,” the latest trends show an inclination towards enhancing features of the body with implants or fat transfer while keeping a harmonious appearance.

Because of modern-day developments in plastic surgery and anesthetic substances, undergoing plastic surgery is now safer than ever. The procedures are still associated with certain risks and complications, and there is always the recommendation to undergo plastic surgery only at the hands of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. 

The cost of plastic surgery can also be different from country to country, and some procedures that are considered illegal or unsafe in the United States are performed on a daily basis in other countries. However, it is important to understand that after the procedure, the patient still needs medical attention and to have the recovery process monitored by the plastic surgeon. This means that a good choice is always to have the procedures performed in the United States by a plastic surgeon that you can verify his credentials, even if the cost is higher than in other countries such as Mexico or South Korea. Also, keep in mind that in the United States, the plastic surgery field has certain standards and is monitored by institutions. This means that the patient has rights and also benefits from health insurance when undergoing plastic surgery in the country where he or she resides. 


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