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Mexico Third in the World for the Number of Plastic Surgery Procedures

Mexico News Daily
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May 4, 2017
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Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans go under the knife each year in pursuit of enhanced beauty despite the high costs and risks associated with plastic surgery.

The surgery is so popular in Mexico that it ranks third in the world for the number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, behind the United States and Brazil, according to statistics compiled by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

There were 900,000 aesthetic procedures performed in Mexico in 2015 and over half of those required surgery, a figure that represents 5% of the worldwide total.

The five most popular procedures were liposuction, breast augmentation, eye lifts, rhinoplasty or nose jobs and abdominoplasty or tummy tucks.

...While cosmetic plastic surgery has long been predominantly performed on women — in 2015 just 14% of aesthetic procedures undertaken were on men — trends have begun to change over the past decade. The most popular procedures for men are botox injections and hair transplants.

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