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Latino Daily News

Wednesday December 18, 2013

Top Latin America Countries for Plastic Surgery

Top Latin America Countries for Plastic Surgery

Photo: Top plastic surgery operations (Goldman Sachs)

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. alone in 2012, up 5% from the previous year.

Additionally, 5.6 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent.

While plastic surgeries have seen an increase, the procedures tend to be focused in certain countries.

According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), Italy, Greece, and South Korea had the most aesthetic/cosmetic procedures per 1,000 people.

Latin Americans who have the highest percentage of procedures per 1,000 people were Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela.

The top cosmetic minimally-invasive procedure was Botulinum toxin type A, with 6.1 million procedures in 2012.

The top cosmetic surgical procedure breast augmentation, with 286,000 procedures in 2012.

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