Nip/Tuck: China Now 3rd in the World for Cosmetic Surgery Operations

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The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently published statistics for 2011, showing that 150 million people worldwide undertook cosmetic surgery that year. The society defines cosmetic surgery as procedures such as breast enlargement, wrinkle injection and liposuction.

South Korea’s population had the highest rate of people going under the knife—1 in 77. As for the country with the total highest number of plastic surgeries, that distinction goes to the United States, with 3.11 million people having operations done in 2011. Brazil came in second place with 1.45 million people, while China came in at third will 1.05 million people. Meanwhile, Asian neighbors Japan and South Korea came in fourth place (950,000) and seventh place (650,000) respectively.

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Keywords: cosmetic surgery in China International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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