According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the popularity of cosmetic surgery in Japan is increasing.

ISAPS surveys plastic surgeons around the world and compiles statistics about the number and type of aesthetic/cosmetic procedure performed in various countries.

Per the ISAPS statistics, 1.26 million total procedures (surgical and nonsurgical) were performed in Japan in 2014, compared to about 808,000 in 2010. In South Korea, the total number of procedures performed rose to 980,000 in 2014 from about 531,000 in 2010, according to a media release from ISAPS.

These numbers make Japan and South Korea third and fourth in the world, respectively, in terms of total procedures performed. The United States was first, with just over 4 million, and Brazil was second, with about 2 million.

The most popular procedures performed in Japan and South Korea in 2014 were botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid (non-surgical), and eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty (surgical).

“As people the world over have become more comfortable with aesthetic surgery, however, the taboos are being lifted,” says Susumu Takayanagi, MD, president of ISAPS, in the release.

For more information, visit ISAPS.

[Source(s): ISAPS, PRWeb]