What Are the Top Three Most Common Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Women?

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Hi! I am Dr M Szalay and I am going to talk about top common cosmetic surgery procedures.

Determining which cosmetic surgery is the most popular among women can be difficult because not everybody is willing to talk about such procedures. Still, there is enough data available online to determine which cosmetic surgeries are the most common.

The information indicates that these are the most popular varieties of cosmetic surgery:

  1. Breast Augmentation: 

The most popular and widely researched procedure in Australia is breast augmentation and implants, according to The Glow1. Breast augmentation was the most common variety of cosmetic surgery in the United States as well with 290,000 procedures performed in 2013, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons2.

It should be noted here that these figures refer to all varieties of breast augmentation, including breast lifts as well as breast implants. Contrary to popular belief, there are actually several varieties of breast augmentation, some of which do not involve implants.

2. Rhinoplasty3 or Nose Reshaping:

Interestingly enough, more women are unhappy with the appearance of their nose than you might think. Around 221,000 ladies in the United States underwent a “nose job” in 2012.4 It is also the second most researched cosmetic surgery in Australia.5

It should be noted here that rhinoplasty can sometimes be performed for a medical reason, such as to correct breathing problems, as well as for cosmetic ones. The procedure is also performed after accidents in order to fix injuries such as a broken nose and to restore a woman’s natural appearance.

Other reasons for the procedure include correcting upturned nostrils and eliminating unsightly bumps from the nose. Many women also want to change the tip of their nose.

3. Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty6:

The removal of excess fat and skin from the belly is the third most popular cosmetic surgery in Australia.7 Many women undergo it as they age and their skin starts sagging.

It is also easy to see why this procedure is so popular in Australia; many women want to preserve that beach body as long as possible. It should be noted that this procedure is not necessarily related to weight loss. Instead, it is performed because a woman has flabby skin even though she maintains a healthy weight level and remains in shape. Some women may also have other factors such as post pregnancy scars, ethnic heritage, and damage to the skin from prior surgery.

The good news is that you are far from alone if you are looking into cosmetic surgery. Millions of women all over the world and tens of thousands of ladies in Australia are undergoing these procedures. The statistics confirm that wanting to change or improve your appearance is not unusual or abnormal.


1 www.theglow.com.au/beauty/plastic-surgery-in-australia/
2 http://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/plastic-surgery-statistics/2013/top-five-cosmetic-surgery-procedures.html
3 http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/rhinoplasty.html
4 http://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/plastic-surgery-statistics/2013/top-five-cosmetic-surgery-procedures.html
5 www.theglow.com.au/beauty/plastic-surgery-in-australia/
6 http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/rhinoplasty.html
7 www.theglow.com.au/beauty/plastic-surgery-in-australia/
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