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10 Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures

What are the most popular plastic surgery procedures? In a previous article we examined the 11 countries with the highest plastic surgery rates in the world. In this article we will examine the most popular plastic surgery procedures in these countries.

People undergo plastic surgeries for a variety of reasons. Studies have shown that the most common factors that motivate individuals to go under the knife are body dissatisfaction, physical appearance, peer pressure and media influence. In more rare cases, individuals undergo plastic surgery procedures for medical reasons, as acpreparatory stage for another surgery or because they have entered the Witness Protection Program.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Not long ago undergoing a plastic surgery was an expensive proposition. Moreover, the whole idea of altering one’s appearance involved taboos and it was considered to be an action taken by people of the showbiz almost exclusively. As technology was advancing, new, less costly and less painful methods emerged. In addition, the recovery period was minimized allowing individuals that didn’t have the privilege of staying for long away from their work or family responsibilities undergo a plastic surgery.

Using cross-time and cross-region data we have collected sufficient insight in order to present you the 10 most popular plastic surgery procedures!

10. Breast Revision

Breast revision is a procedure that aims at improving the results a previous breast cosmetic procedure. In 2014 277,528 such procedures were performed world-wide.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures - Breast Revision

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9. Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a cosmetic as well as medical surgery that results in smaller breast size. The latest 2014 data shows that around the globe 432,280 such surgeries were performed.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures - Breast Reduction



Rhytidectomy or commonly known as facelift, is a cosmetic procedure that aims at lessening the effects of time on the area of the face or parts of the face. 477,425 such operations were performed in 2014.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures - Rhytidectomy

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7. Breast Lift

Breast lift aims at reducing the affects of breast ptosis or simply, saggy breasts. The latest 2014 data reveals that 498,957 people requested for this operation world-wide.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures - Breast lift

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6. Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty  is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims at making the abdomen thinner and more firm. During 2014 682,568 individuals went under the knife in order to improve the appearance of their abdomen.Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures - Abdominoplasty

5. Rhinoplasty

Mid-way for reaching the number one plastic surgery on the list with the 10 most popular plastic surgery procedures, what follows is Rhinoplasty or simply nose-job which is a mainly cosmetic surgery that aims at correcting the nose’s structure. In several cases the procedure is performed as to cure a patient with breathing difficulties. In 2014 849,445 such operations were done world-wide.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures - Rhinoplasty


4. Fat Grafting

Fat grafting or fat transfer is a medical procedure that uses the patient’s own fat tissue to increase the volume of fat in another area of the body. 965,727 surgeries were done according with the latest 2014 data.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures - Fat Grafiting

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3. Liposuction

Liposuction is a quite popular mainly cosmetic procedure that results in a removal of fat from several sites of the patient’s body. In 2014 1,372,901 such operations were conducted.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures - Liposuction

2. Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation remains among the most popular cosmetic surgeries. The operation’s goal is to increase the size of the patient’s breast as well as to re-shape it. 2014 data reveals that 1,348,197 individuals were operated.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures - Breast Augmentation

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1. Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery tops our list with 1,427,451 operations performed globally during 2014 according with the latest data. The operation’s aims is to correct deformities of the eyelids for either cosmetic or medical reasons.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures - Eyelid Surgery


How well you feel about your body? Are you content with its “imperfections”? If not, which of the 10 most popular plastic surgery operations would you consider having?