Plastic Surgery Utilization Worldwide

The popularity of plastic surgery — whether for aesthetic or reconstructive procedures — is growing worldwide, driving the development and sale of a wide range of medical products.

The highest utilization of plastic surgery worldwide is in China, followed closely by India. Yes, of course, this is purely population-driven, with the #1 and #2 countries by population having the highest absolute volume of plastic surgery procedures. But, on a relative basis, compensating for those countries’ huge populations, the highest per capita utilization of plastic surgery is…anyone? Anyone? Buehler?

The highest per capita utilization of plastic surgery is actually in South Korea, followed by Greece, followed by Italy, followed by the U.S. Below is tabulated the plastic surgery procedure volumes (medical or surgical) by country for the top 25 countries:

Plastic Surgery Procedures by Country, 2011

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Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC; Report #S710.