While the U.S. ranks #1 in cosmetic procedures performed, other countries are a close second.. but not necessarily do they all focus on the same things to enhance in order to bring about that “ideal” version of themselves. From differences in cultures, and religions, perceptions of beauty can vary drastically from one end of the spectrum to the other
So what procedures and assets are different countries focusing on and choosing to enhance?
Places such as Indonesia and Afghanistan have only recently warmed up to the idea of surgically altering your body for cosmetic reasons. In China, leg refining procedures to help tone muscle and reduce the appearance of cellulite are most popular. In Brazil, butt augmentation reins as a the queen of cosmetic procedures. A large and sculpted buttocks personifies a woman’s femininity and sexiness.
In America, breast implants are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, as they grow to nearly 300,000 procedures performed a year. America’s society and clothing influences play a direct relation to this popular procedure, much more so than in other places around the globe where more revealing clothing is not as socially accepted. America’s aesthetic ideal now seeks a medium to large size breast that still looks natural.
The average size of breast augmentation is a CC, while the average age for this procedure is 34. Currently, 79% of breast augmentation procedures use silicone implants and the average time for recover is about 30 days.
Arm Lifts.. Inspired By Michelle Obama?
In the past decade, arm lift procedures have increased over 4,000%, in America, as we all seek that inner confidence when pulling out our sleeveless shirts and dresses. Furthermore, how about the every constant influence of Michelle Obama and her toned arms?!
Mexico On The Rise
Mexico has now become the 5th most popular country that is seeking various cosmetic procedures, according to ISAPS. Over 800,000 cosmetic procedures, both surgial and non surgical, were performed in 2011.
Europeans And The Dimple Free Body
Europeans, especially the French, are willing to go to all sorts of lengths to have smooth and toned legs and buttocks. From creams and lotions, to cellulite reducing massages, they are experimenting with everything, to gain that carefree body that looks like it has been obtained through regular exercise and a balanced diet. In fact, popular procedures in America, such as Endermologie and lonithermie, originated in Europe.
Stem cells that are derived from fat are all the craze in Greece and France in order to reverse the signs of aging. Unfortunately, the FDA has a tighter reign on this and has yet to approve this aesthetic stem cell procedure in America.
Super Thin Legs, The Asian Aesthetic
Since forever… Asians have desired a petite, trim body with extra thin legs. So much so, that they have even gone to such lengths as to surgically sever nerves in the legs as well as injecting Botox into them to cause the muscles to shrink. The result is bulk free calves which is what so many Asians seek. Socially speaking, bulky legs seem to lead to a short height, which is discriminated upon in the work place.
Brazilians: Voluptuous & Curvy
Latino women not only want a curvy butt and full breasts, but also larger hips! All three of these things are considered aesthetically pleasing. As Brazilians are obsessed with their curvy buttocks, the “Brazilian butt lift” was created that has also taken off in the United States. With the use of body liposuction and fat grafting, a perfectly plump and toned bottom can be achieved.