Dermal Filler Treatments Continue to Gain in Popularity

Botulinum toxin injections remain the most popular noninvasive cosmetic procedure, but as they dipped slightly from 2014 to 2015, hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler treatments rose, according to the results of the newly released 2015 International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Global Procedural Survey.
The three most popular surgical procedures worldwide include:

  1. Breast Augmentation: 1,488,992 procedures (up 10.4%)
  2. Liposuction: 1,394,588 (up 1.6%)
  3. Blepharoplasty: 1,264,702 (down 11.4%)

The three most popular nonsurgical procedures include:

  1. Botulinum toxins: 4,627,752 (down 4.2%)
  2. Hyaluronic acid fillers: 2,865,086 (up 6.5%)
  3. Laser hair removal: 1,099,053 (down 14%)

The U.S. performed the highest number of procedures (1.4 million surgical and 2.6 million nonsurgical), followed by Brazil with 1.2 million surgical and 1.1 million nonsurgical procedures. Rounding out the list for the most procedures are South Korea, India, Mexico, Germany, Colombia, France and Italy.

When tabulated by gender, the top five surgical procedures performed on women in 2015 were breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty and rhinoplasty. The top five procedures performed on men—who underwent more than 3 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures worldwide—were eyelid surgery, liposuction, gynecomastia surgery, rhinoplasty, fat grafting and ear surgery.

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