No matter who you choose to blame — millennials, the Real Housewives, or your best friend's cool older cousin — there's no denying the fact that, within the last few years, there's been a steady rise those undergoing plastic surgery procedures. And thanks to a recent report from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), we now have definitive proof.
The ISAPS just released data that highlights the types of procedures most-commonly requested in 2016 and where in the world patients underwent said procedures. The top five countries with residents opting for plastic surgery are as follows: the United States, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Mexico.
In total, the U.S. racked up the most procedures out of every country with a whopping 4.2 million treatments, taking 17.9 percent of the world-wide total of treatments. Brazil falls right behind with a little more than half that amount: 2.5 million procedures, which was 10.7 percent of the global total.
But perhaps the most interesting bit of info from the report was the fact that the U.S. took the top spot in the surgical breast procedures (19 percent of the global total), and second place for the body category, which includes treatments like liposuction, abdominoplasty, and butt augmentation.
As for facial and head treatments, the U.S. pulled second place (again, following Brazil) with 410,784 total treatments, with eyelid surgery surprisingly topping the most-requested procedure. In fact, eyelid surgery fell on the higher end of the request spectrum list for almost every — if not all — countries.
Overall, these findings prove what we've been saying all along — people are becoming more and more interested in plastic surgery. Next year, we wouldn't doubt if these findings double in number.