Rhinoplasty by any other name is still cosmetic surgery. This medical procedure is also commonly known as ‘nose reshaping’ and a ‘nose job.’ Annually, The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) compiles, analyzes, and reports, surgical data from the top ten countries performing both surgical and non-surgical procedures. According to the latest survey conducted by the ISAPS on aesthetic and cosmetic procedures, there were 954,423 rhinoplasty operations performed throughout the world in these ten countries. Nose surgeries represented 8.2 percent of the total 11,599,336 surgical procedures recorded. You can read more rhinoplasty statistics below …
Top Four Countries Performing Rhinoplasty:
- Brazil topped the list with 77,224 surgeries (8.1% of rhinoplasty world-wide)
- Mexico was second with 50,437 procedures (5.3% of rhinoplasty world-wide)
- America was third with 45,998 operations (4.8% of rhinoplasty world-wide)
- Iran was fourth with 37,423 nose jobs (3.9% of rhinoplasty world-wide)
Number of Cosmetic Surgeons in Top Four Countries:
- Brazil has 5,473 surgeons (13.6% of world-wide surgeons)
- Mexico has 1,550 surgeons (3.8% of world-wide surgeons)
- America has 6,133 surgeons (15.2% of world-wide surgeons)
- Iran has 238 surgeons (.6% of world-wide surgeons)
Gender Preference for Rhinoplasty:
Of the total rhinoplasty procedures reported by the ISAPS, 72.1% were performed on females, and 27.9% were performed on males.
Rhinoplasty as an International Common Procedure:
Nose surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the world. Of the top ten countries surveyed by the ISAPS, rhinoplasty is known to be one of the top most popular and routine procedures in Mexico, Germany, Columbia, Italy, Argentina, and Iran.
United Kingdom and Korean Rhinoplasty Statistics:
The Guardian, one of England’s popular daily newspapers, printed an article, which cited the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons’ claim that rhinoplasty is the fifth most popular surgical procedure within the United Kingdom. At 4,878, rhinoplasty procedures constituted 9.85 of the United Kingdom’s 50,000 cosmetic surgeries. There were 3,841 performed for women and 1,037 for men. There was an increase in nose jobs of 19% for women and 9% for men from the previous year’s statistics.
According to an article published by Seoul Touchup, rhinoplasty is the second most common cosmetic procedure performed in Korea. In addition to the Korean population, the country’s plastic and cosmetic surgeons provide procedures to nearly 300,000 tourists a year. The majority of foreigners that travel to Korea for rhinoplasty and other aesthetic surgeries come from China, America, Russia, Japan, and Mongolia. Women represent 72% of the patients and men represent 28%.
In addition to the statistics provided by ISAPS, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported 145,909 rhinoplasty procedures performed in the USA during 2014. Women represented 90% of the patients and men represented 10%. Nose surgery was the second most routine procedure after liposuction.