World-wide Trends in Plastic Surgery
The rate of plastic surgery has risen significantly in the past few years. It is not just an American trend; it is happening all over the world. New research conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and analyst team from The New York Times have provided data that evaluates which plastic surgery procedures are most popular among different ethnic groups and geographical regions.
In America, the three most popular plastic surgery procedures are rhinoplasty (nose), blepharoplasty (eyelid), and breast augmentation surgeries. At Kalos, we definitely perform plenty of rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty surgeries, and believe that these surgeries can truly transform one’s face and add to one’s overall attractiveness. We would have to agree with the statistics that a large percentage of people are undergoing rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty surgeries, as well as facelift surgeries.
The team of analysts from The New York Times have reported that an overwhelmingly large number of Egyptians are having facelift surgery, while many Arab-Americans are having rhinoplasty surgeries. Analysts conclude that the choices different people are making in regard to which surgeries they undergo is directly related to cultural preferences and standards of beauty.
According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Asia is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of blepharoplasty surgeries, especially after famous TV personality Julie Chen revealed that she had undergone eyelid surgery to make her eyes appear larger. The ISAPS reported that in 2009, Korea had 52,000 blepharoplasty surgeries performed.
No matter what the local or international cultural standard of beauty is, it is ultimately up to the individual to choose which surgery to have; surgery is an incredibly personal decision. Of course, when someone famous undergoes plastic surgery and has a great outcome that captures the public’s attention, inevitably others will notice and seek similar results.
If you are interested in undergoing cosmetic surgery of any kind, it is important to make sure the surgeon is board certified and extremely experienced in the type of surgery you wish to have. Consult with the experts at Kalos to see if you are a candidate for cosmetic surgery.
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD