Breast Augmentation Continues to Be Most Popular Cosmetic Procedure in the World

Women around the world may be different in many ways, but it seems there is one thing most of them have in common. A high percentage of them are unhappy with their bodies. According to recent statistics, about 74% of the women in the UK say they are not happy with the way they look and that they are uncomfortable when looking at themselves in the mirror. In the United States, the stats are even higher, with about 80% of women saying they are not happy with their appearance.

Other countries that have a high percentage of women who are not confident about their bodies include Germany, Brazil, Japan, and Australia. Poor body image is just one reason that more and more women are choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery. In 2017, over $16 billion was spent on plastic surgery in the United States alone. The highest percentage of women getting plastic surgery was between the ages of 40 and 54 years old.

The most common cosmetic surgical procedure was breast augmentation, which has been the case since 2006. Last year, over 300,000 breast augmentation procedures were done in the United States. In 2015, over 1.5 million of these cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in countries around the world. Besides wanting to improve their looks and the shape of their body, women in various countries choose to get breast augmentation because they want to look younger, improve self-esteem, and correct uneven breasts.

Some women who have breast augmentation choose to have their procedure done in certain countries. This is primarily due to the fact that the procedure is less expensive. In countries like the United States, Canada, and the UK, the cost for this procedure is between $6,100 and $7,000. In countries like Mexico, South Korea, and Brazil, it usually costs less than $5,000. If a woman wants to go to India for the procedure, the cost is only $1,500.

Some health professionals do not recommend traveling to another country for this procedure. According to Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in the United States, traveling to another country has its risks. For example, some of the implants that are used for the procedure might not have any health regulations, which could lead to complications. There is also the issue that not every country does the procedure the same way. In the United States, round implants are used, as opposed to anatomically shaped implants that are used in Europe and Asia.

Most plastic surgeons agree that round implants look much better than the anatomically shaped ones. There are also differences in the technique used and the post-surgery treatment. Women might not realize these things when traveling to a foreign country for implants, which is another reason that plastic surgeons warn women to not travel abroad for breast augmentation. Even though this procedure continues to be extremely popular throughout the world, it’s safest for women to have it done in the country they reside.