Cosmetic surgery trends vary throughout the world. Each culture holds different standards of beauty. But it seems like all cultures have one thing in common: they want to be more beautiful. Women are no longer the only ones who turn to cosmetic surgery to enhance their bodies. Men are becoming equal participants by giving in to society’s pressure to look perfect. Here are the top ten cosmetic procedures being performed around the globe.
India: Limb Lengthening
Limb lengthening is a popular yet dangerous beauty trend in India. By enhancing an individual’s height by as many as three inches, the surgery is thought to improve marriage and career aspects. According to orthopedic surgeon Amar Sarin, “This is one of the most difficult surgeries to perform and people are doing it after just one or two months of fellowship, following a doctor who is probably experimenting himself. There are no collages, no proper training, nothing.”
United Kingdom: Ear Correction
More British citizens are cashing in their right to have perfect ears. Ear correction involves cosmetic surgery to alter the size of the ears to prevent them from sticking out. For those who suffer from psychological distress due to the size or shape of their ears, having them cosmetically reconstructed in the United Kingdom will cost over three thousand American dollars.
South Korea: Facial Radical Surgery
Cheap yet efficient facial radical surgeries are on the rise in South Korea, which is home of the highest rate of plastic surgeries in the world per capita. Common facial surgery requests include smaller noses, more V-shaped chins and eye shape alteration. Many Americans are traveling overseas to have the procedures done due to the excellent hospital facilities in South Korea.
Australia: Mommy Makeover
Australian moms who are unhappy with their post-baby body are turning to a mommy makeover surgery to help them regain their pre-pregnancy figure. The mommy makeover package includes breast implants and lifts, a tummy tuck, liposculpture, and vaginaplasty. According to Australian cosmetic surgeon doctor Kourosh Tavakoli, his patients are women who do not want to create something new; they want to restore what they previously had.
Brazil: Buttock, Breast And Tummy
In 2014, Brazil was the second most popular country for cosmetic and nonsurgical procedures worldwide behind the United States. Popular surgeries include abdomen, buttock and breast improvements. Most famous for its 'Brazilian butt lift' surgery, citizens of Brazil have also come up with a set of exercises for further enhancing the buttock muscles in addition to breast implants and fat grafting to get the signature “J-Lo” look.
Dallas, Texas: Thigh Gap
Since 2014, women all over the world have been obsessing over having a thigh gap, or a space between the top area of the inner thigh. A clinic in Dallas, Texas called Thrive offers a procedure known as “thigh gap therapy” in which cold lasers are used to provide a thigh gap. Known as Zerona, the cold laser is designed to contour the shape of a woman’s legs and shrink her fat cells.
Iran: Nose Jobs
In a country where so much of a woman’s body is covered, facial appearances stand out. Iran is quickly becoming one of the top countries for nose jobs, liposuction, and eyebrow pigmentation. According to Iranian Association of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons member Javad Amirizad, sixty percent of the forty thousand plus surgeries performed in Iran each year are nose jobs.
Russia: Ethno-Plastic Surgery
Non-Russian women are paying good money to look more Russian. In 2015, there was an increase in women who came from Central Asia who turned to plastic surgeons to make them look more European. Russian plastic surgeon Otari Gogiberidze said, “International statistics really show that in recent times so-called ethnic blepharoplasty has become popular among plastic surgeries.” The surgery is designed to change the shape of the nose or the eyes and also to fight signs of aging.
Western Mons Pubis
Also known as Bikini Bridge, Mons Pubis is another term to describe the area of flesh located on the pelvic bone. According to internet sources, the area may become overly large after a female gives birth or with normal aging. Surgery is designed to reduce sagging skin and tighten the muscles and tissue around the area to give it an improved appearance. The trend is becoming popular in areas where woman are frequently known to wear bikinis.
Asian Double Eyelid Surgery
The mentality behind double eyelid surgery comes from the notably different eye shapes between Caucasians and Asians. According to one study, approximately fifty percent of Asians do not have an upper eyelid crease. The double eyelid operation is the most common procedure in Asia and the third more common procedure requested by Asian Americans. The two main types of surgical techniques used are non-incision or suture ligation and external incision.