The Top 15 Nations With the Highest Percentage of Plastic Surgeons

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Plastic surgery is a medical procedure involving the reconstruction, restoration, as well as restoring the human body. Plastic surgery includes reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, craniofacial surgery and the treatment of burns. The past few years have witnessed an increase in the popularity of plastic surgery and hundreds and thousands of surgeries are performed around the world. In fact plastic surgery is extremely popular in South Korea, which is also known as the plastic surgery capital of the world. Thus, plastic surgeons form an important part of the society.

The ISAPS International Survey on Aesthetic/Cosmetic released a report, which was based on the estimated number of plastic surgeons in each nation and the respondent sample. As per the report, the United States has the largest percentage of plastic surgeons in the world in 2015. According to the data, the total plastic surgeons in the country stood at 16 percent. At the second spot was Brazil, which had 13.5 percent of the total plastic surgeons. China was at a distant third with 6.9 percent of the total plastic surgeons.

Japan and South Korea stood at the fourth and fifth spots with 5.5 percent and 5.3 percent of the total plastic surgeons. India has lately become a popular destination for plastic surgery. Here the total percentage of plastic surgeons stood at 5.3. The total plastic surgeons in Russia, Mexico, Turkey, and Germany, were 4.9, 3.8, 2.9 and 2.7, percent, respectively.

The other five nations among the list of the top 15 nations with the highest percentage of plastic surgeons were Colombia, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Italy. In 2015, the total plastic surgeons in Colombia, France, and Spain stood at 2.3 percent each, while in the United Kingdom and Italy the percentage was 2.1 and 2, respectively.

The table below will provide you information on the percentage of plastic surgeons in each nation.

Country Percent of Total Plastic Surgeons
USA 16
Brazil 13.5
China 6.9
Japan 5.5
South Korea 5.3
India 5.3
Russia 4.9
Mexico 3.8
Turkey 2.9
Germany 2.7
Colombia 2.3
France 2.3
Spain 2.3
United Kingdom 2.1
Italy 2

(Data sourced from the ISAPS International Survey on Aesthetic/Cosmetic)

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