The United States leads the world in many categories so it is no surprise that the greatest number of cosmetic plastic surgeries are performed here as well. (recent estimates have it as over 20% of the world’s total) With the number of board-certified plastic surgeons exceeding 6,000, the number of procedures performed by them follow as well. By comparison, neighboring Canada has less than 10% of the number of plastic surgeons as well as the original home country of the UK. Only Brazil on the lower adjoining continent boasts similar numbers of plastic surgeons and large number of cosmetic procedures as well. But when adjusted for number of procedures per population, the U.S. is not number one…South Korea is. Even Italy and Greece have higher numbers when adjusted for percent of their population partaking in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
Dr. Barry Eppley