The Rise of Cosmetic Surgery in 2015
If the year 2015 has shown anything to the cosmetic surgery industry, it’s that the popularity of procedures is not set to wane.
In fact, recent figures show that cosmetic surgery is increasingly becoming a part of everyday life. No longer reserved for the rich and famous, both invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures became more commonplace last year among both men and women.
Here Are The Numbers
There was a 12.6 per cent increase in the number of cosmetic surgery procedures that took place in 2015 compared to the year prior.
Liposcution, a procedure to remove excess fat, saw the biggest leap in popularity rising by 20 per cent. Breast augmentation proved to be the most popular treatment overall with 9,652 procedures carried out in 2015, with Otoplasty (often called “ear-pinning”) being the least common with just 1,074 procedures carried out.
Last year, 91 per cent of all cosmetic procedures were performed so on women, with Breast Augmentation, Blepharoplasty (corrective eyelid surgery) and Face/Neck Lifts the most popular cosmetic surgeries of choice. However, supporting the notion that cosmetic surgery is becoming more readily accepted is the rise in the number of men who underwent procedures in 2015. There was a 15 per cent increase in the number of men who underwent a Blepharoplasty, while Rhinoplasty and Breast Reduction procedures were also popular cosmetic surgeries.