Someone somewhere said - ‘Invest in your skin, it is going to represent you for a very long time.’ Maybe they meant this about skin-care and other benefits of having good skin.

But a majority of people took this statement in a whole different context. Proof you ask? The ever-rising number of people opting for cosmetic surgery. There are many reasons behind this sudden surge in worldwide cosmetic surgeries.

For instance -  Thanks to social media, there's been a spike in plastic surgery like we haven't seen before. Just 10 years ago, no one could have imagined that cosmetic surgery would become a spotlight trend due to social media. Back in the days without Snapchat and Instagram, no one could tell if you get major surgery done. But now there exists an archive that easily tells even if you get your lips plumped.

A recent report by Medzino highlights some astonishing patterns and trends in correlation with geographical and other demographics throughout the world.

Undoubtedly, North America and South America are the nations with the most cosmetic surgeries performed worldwide. In part, this can be due to the immense impact of the age-old American perception of beauty which is fixated on beauty and youth. And the other reason could potentially be the cheaper cost of procedures in South America. Japan stands out as a newfound giant when it comes to cosmetic surgery as scores of people going for eyelid surgeries to change the shape of their eyes and have a western appeal to their overall appearance. Surgeons in Japan and other east Asian countries are no longer startled by this trend as they are well-aware of the massive influence of western celebrities on the East Asian fashion standards.

The popularity of each surgical procedure based on the various nations is given in an illustration below. Do give a closer look, as a vivid picture of the world’s surgical trends is revealed in this particular illustration.

If you did look closely, the most evident fact is that America again triumphs when it comes to cosmetic surgery obsession amongst the public. Breast augmentation surgeries like - breast implants, breast reduction, and breast enlargement are the most performed surgeries in the USA. Hollywood emerges as the biggest factor yet once again as the - bigger is a better notion of most Americans tend to give way to the massive trend of people opting for cosmetic enhancements.

South Korea and Japan both are heavily impacted by the western glamor industry as can be seen from the illustration above. As we had mentioned earlier, East Asian countries are having a tough time resisting the urge to look more western.

But the main objective of this report is not to lose the reader, ie, you in the middle of all the facts and figures, but to focus on the awareness around worldwide cosmetic surgery trends and the reason behind such trends. A few out-of-the-box thinkers at Medzino came up with an innovative way of doing this - they created an interactive world map using Tableau which lets you navigate the globe and discover many other interesting patterns related to cosmetic surgery. Why not give it a try?

Read the full report here.

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