According research done by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery Cyprus | Plastic surgeon Cyprus by Plastic surgery Cyprus, there were about 12 million elective cosmetic surgeries done in 2004. From the years 2003 to 2004, cosmetic procedures drastically increased by 44%. What is more astounding is that since the year 1997, the amount of plastic surgery procedures has risen by 465%.
The top five countries that have the most cosmetic procedures done are Switzerland, Cyprus, Spain, Lebanon and Greece. Switzerland has about 215,621 procedures for every 100,000 people. The United States ranks number 19 on the list with 30,768 procedures completed per 100,000 people.
In 2009, the five main cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States were breast augmentation at 311,757, liposuction at 285,735, cosmetic eyelid surgery at 149,943, rhinoplasty at 138,258 and tummy tucks at 127,923.
The strangest plastic surgery procedure ever done was a voice lift. The side effects of this procedure include a permanent soft or high pitched voice. The cost of the surgery can be anywhere from $3500-$7000. The procedure involves an implant that is put into your vocal cords so that your voice sounds younger.