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Argentina Ranks 13th in World in Plastic Surgery

August 9th, 2010 | Categoría: Culture


Some of those hot bodies you see on Argentina’s streets may not be completely natural.

Long known for its unusually attractive population, Argentina has more plastic surgeries and non-surgical procedures than all but 12 countries in the world.

That’s the conclusion of a new global survey carried out by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, or ISAPS.

According to the survey, which measures total and not per capita plastic surgeries, Argentina ranks 13th worldwide in terms of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. The U.S. leads the world in the rankings.

The top 20 rankings follow, in order from No. 1 to No. 20:

US, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Spain, Argentina, France, Hungary, Canada, Colombia, UK, Taiwan, Venezuela

Given Argentina’s comparatively small population (about 40 million), it’s astonishing that it ranks so high compared with Brazil (191 million), China (1.3 billion) and the U.S. (307 million).

If per capita rates were computed, Argentina’s ranking would be much higher.

Last year Argentines had 132,486 plastic surgeries, according to the survey.

The most popular surgery was the boob job, followed by liposuction, the eyelid lift, the facelift and, finally, the good old nose job. The least common procedure was cheek implants. Some 284 women had “vaginal rejuvenation” surgery, whatever that is.

The most common non surgical procedure involved injecting botox into the skin to make wrinkles disappear.

Argentina has an estimated 517 plastic surgeons, putting in 11th place worldwide. That’s more than France (464), Canada (425) and the U.K. (274).

Argentina’s most famous consumer of aesthetic procedures may be Argentine President Cristina Fernández. Though Fernández hasn’t spoken publicly about the matter, it appears to many people that she’s had work done on her lips.

Which kind of surgical procedures are most popular worldwide? The plastic surgery society had this to say:

“For the last ten years, the consensus has been that breast augmentation was the most popular plastic surgery procedure. The ISAPS Global Survey reveals a new trend with liposuction representing 18.8% of all surgical procedures, followed by breast augmentation at 17%, and blepharoplasty (upper or lower eyelid lift) at 13.5%, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) at 9.4% and abdominoplasty  (“Tummy Tuck”) at 7.3%.”

The ISAPS website lists accredited surgical “facilities” around the world where various procedures can be performed. It has one listing for Argentina.

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BeatrizNo Gravatar says:

Just in case, Argentina is long known for its unusually attractive population decades before the plastic surgery was in fashion.

CNo Gravatar says:

I agree with Beatriz,], my relatives ( in law) were coming here over 40 years ago and the talk then was how beautiful the people were.
Actually, those that I see lately, might have been prettier if they had avoided that surgery/that implant etc.

GusNo Gravatar says:

Women may experience vaginal loosness due to child birth.Vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure that tightens the vagina to give men and women a more pleasureable sexual experience.

Mandrake says:

yeap….again I am against facial surgeries, that the face stays like culo de gallina
One can not longer laugh….because there is a shortness of skin.
Either one laugh or goes to the bathroom….

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