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Brazil Overtakes USA as the Cosmetic Surgery Capital

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That’s right, the land renowned for it’s beautiful women, Brazil, is now doing its best to try and hold on to it’s reputation. The Brazilians underwent a total of 1.49 million cosmetic procedures last year, beating the United States by about 40,000!

Brazilian Newspaper ‘O Estado de Sao Paulo‘, suggests that one of the reason behind this huge number is that it is now a lot easier for Brazilians to afford surgeries, as access to credit services for cosmetic surgeries has increased and is allowing Brazilians to pay off the cost of the surgeries over several years.

Why Brazil?

There has always been a focus on looks in the Brazilian culture. As a tropical country,  the heat means there is not only the necessity to wear less clothing but also more opportunity to show off the body. Thus creating the desirability of Brazilians to have a great shape.

Top 5 Surgeries in Brazil

So what exactly are these Brazilian beauties getting done to themselves? Liposuction tops the list, followed by Breast Implants, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Eyelid Lift, and Breast Reduction. 4 of the 5 top surgeries are all pretty much made for the ultimate bikini body.

It should also be noted that Brazil is the number 1 country in the world for the amount of  Buttock Implants, and Lip Enhancements undertaken!

Top Plastic Surgery Countries

Now that Brazil is leading the pack, followed of course by the United States, who else is on the list?

South Korea

The most common surgery in South Korea is a Blepharoplasty, also known as Double Eyelid Surgery. This is very popular in Asia, as the westernised eyelids and eyes are seen to be desirable among the Asian population.
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Most popular surgery in Greece is Breast Implants, which is expected, as it is also one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world. However Greece also is the number 1 country in the world for penis enlargement surgeries, rates of this procedure in Greece are ten times higher than the average of every other country in the world.


Another beautiful country. Here the most popular surgeries all revolve around anti-aging. Facelifts, anti-wrinkle injections, fillers, are all very popular in Italy.


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