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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4313 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

This is a survey by the ISAPS (that's right, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) about these procedures worldwide.

The results are in some cases bizarre. Here we go:  Big grin

USA- # prodedures: 85635 / % worldwide: 16.35% / rank: 1
MEXICO- # procedures: 50490 / % worldwide: 9.64% / rank: 2
BRAZIL- # procedures: 47162 / % worldwide: 9.00% / rank: 3
CANADA- # procedures: 31460 / % worldwide: 6.01% / rank: 4
ARGENTINA- # procedures: 31232 / % worldwide: 5.96% / rank: 5
SPAIN- # procedures: 28757 / % worldwide: 5.49% / rank: 6
FRANCE- # procedures: 25265 / % worldwide: 4.82% / rank: 7
GERMANY- # procedures: 20114 / % worldwide: 3.84% / rank: 8
JAPAN- # procedures: 19837 / % worldwide: 3.79% / rank: 9
SOUTH AFRICA- # procedures: 18324 / % worlwide: 3.50% / rank: 10
GREAT BRITAIN- # procedures: 16473 / % worldwide: 3.15% / rank: 11
SOUTH KOREA- # procedures: 14619 / % worldwide: 2.79% / rank: 12
TAIWAN- # procedures: 13160 / % worldwide: 2.51% / rank: 13
ITALY- # procedures: 11747 / % worldwide: 2.24% / rank: 14
BELGIUM- # procedures: 10409 / % worldwide: 1.99% / rank: 15

The top 5 countries in the world in cosmetic surgery are all in the Americas.

 Confused What? Why? Is there something in the air or what's going on in the Western Hemisphere? For the life of me I don't understand it, specially since in actuality all five of those countries are culturally, ethnically, economically and historically somewhat to very different from each other.

I have no explanation for that one!!

Other 'interesting' facts:  Smokin cool

In Egypt, 100% of all cosmetic surgery is done on women.
In India, 40% of all cosmetic surgery is done on men.
The world average for this is 88% women, 12% men.
In South Africa, 45% of all cosmetic surgery is done on patients under 21.
In Jordan, 1% of all cosmetic surgery is done on patients under 21.

Top 5 procedures for women:
1. Botox Injection (14.5%)
2. Breast augmentation (10.7%)  Big thumbs up
3. Blepharoplasty (10.6%)
4. Lipoplasty (8.5%)
5. Perlane Injection (6.1%)

Top 5 procedures for men:
1. Botox Injection (16.5%)  Wow!
2. Blepharoplasty (12.8%)
3. Rhinoplasty (11.7%)
4. Lipoplasty (9%)
5. Gynecomastia (8%)

Interestingly, Hair Transplantation is only 6th (?), with 6.3% (breast augmentation 0.24%... LOL). Check out your country and other 'fun facts' here.

Now, how many A.net members are suficiente macho to come forward and admit they been under the magic wand?

 Big grin  Big grin  Big grin

ps- What the heck is blepharoplasty?







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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6875 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

Never have, never will and I don't understand it either.

What the hell is Gynecomastia? It's a procedure for men and it sounds terrifying.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

This is gynecomastia





BTW, that first set of hooters belongs to a guy named George, and the second belongs to a guy named Bob Big grin Big grin Big grin


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4313 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3685 times:

Do braces count as cosmetic 'surgery'?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
(like any other punky white kid, I had them!)

I admit to this: I've had facials done about three years ago. I had acne as a teen, but nothing abnormal, in fact most of the people I know have had it worst. But since the doctors didn't even want to prescribe medicine, a friend told me to get a set of facials. Hell, it worked on me, what little I had went completely away!



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4125 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

 Wow! OMG. That's man-boobs at its worst!

Ok I don't understand how its considered as an asthetic operation. For men to have a chest as big as a woman isnt normal and isnt the same as like an implant done by women.



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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3659 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

Gynecomastia is an anomaly that should be treated with plastic surgery in my opinion. It comes from a greek word and it is when a man has female or female-like breasts. If that above is the surgery for treatment of gynecomastia then it is reasonable.

User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4313 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

Are you for real, Russophile, cause you can pull my legs on these things if you wanted to.

That's gynecomastia? ARRGGHH!!!



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User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3674 times:

And maybe the funniest of the lot for the irony




Can you believe that this pair belongs to a guy named Butch?



User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6875 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

Thanks (I think, hehe) Lewis and Russophile.

Geez, George has nipples that put Farrah Fawcett to shame!  Wow! YIKES!



User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

I would never, ever have plastic surgery done on me just because I feel like changing my looks. I am what I am and that´s it. I refuse to use hair colouring to tap away my grey hairs (and I already have quite a few...), let alone have someone cut in my body for fun. I would also never, ever accept my partner doing it.
My mother had plastic surgery, the most stupid thing that could get into her head. Reads too many showbiz magazines and wanted to join the club...

On the other side plastic surgery to solve anomalies, cure accident wounds etc is of course fantastic. I have a friend in Argentina who is surgeon and he really makes miracles come through with patients who really need it. But he indeed also performs the typical "my breasts are too small!" things (and makes a lot of money with it...)


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3645 times:


 Wow! That is... awful  Wow! those nipples... yuck.. it's wrong  Laugh out loud

Great thread though, makes a change from political stuff..  Big thumbs up

Tom


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3623 times:

What's the matter with you Russophile? We did not need to see that! Now my buzz is all gone  Sad

User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

Hehe... This is one of the funniest threads I have seen in here for a while.
A little disgusting maybe.. But hey it only makes it funnier  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineSaslover From Denmark, joined Mar 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

What is that???? That's the most yucky nipples i never seen. That's make me sick.

[Edited 2004-09-17 23:54:31]


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User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

That's the most yucky nipples i never seen.

That is the biggest understatement I have ever heard in my life!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4313 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

Quote by Levent #9:

"...On the other side plastic surgery to solve anomalies, cure accident wounds etc is of course fantastic. I have a friend in Argentina who is surgeon and he really makes miracles come through with patients who really need it. But he indeed also performs the typical "my breasts are too small!" things (and makes a lot of money with it...)..."



Well my friend Levent, I'm not surprised, if there is one thing we in Argentina are good at is at reconstructing and reengineering human bodies. We many not be able to run an economy 100 meters before crashing it, but God forbid we don't have our surgeons...  Wink/being sarcastic

I know Dr. Roberto Zaldivar (through my mother's use of him and her friendship with the #1 secretary of him), though he isn't a cosmetic surgeon, he is a laser-eye surgeon. Literally, the he made his Mendoza Clinic the pioneer of many of the modern laser-eye techniques now used routinely around the world to drastically improve people's eyesight. For a while we had actors from all over the world comming down to have ops done.

AND N'UFFF with those nighmarish nipples already!

I'm still perplexed as to why the five countries were most cosmetic surgery is performed are all in the Western Hemisphere... Is there something in the air or what's going on?






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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8456 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3520 times:
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SOUTH AFRICA- # procedures: 18324 / % worlwide: 3.50% / rank: 10

What is not mentioned here is the fact that a large percentage of procedures performed here are on foreigners, surgical tourism is on the increase here, we have a very high standard of private health care, the rate of exchange makes it attractive to tourists and after your surgery you can go on safari to recouperate  Smile



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

Russophile-Thos pictures are so disgusting

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

Turkey is becoming more and more popular also with Europeans to have their eyes lasered.

User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

I'm still perplexed as to why the five countries were most cosmetic surgery is performed are all in the Western Hemisphere... Is there something in the air or what's going on?

You will find that a vast majority of the ops are actually for Americans. You need only look at Mexico for this -- if the Mexicans were that vain, the population would likely not be able to afford the operations in such quantity.

Here is a story which was on a local tabloid show earlier this year about the price of dentistry in Australia, and what Andz above calls surgical tourism.

http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/stories/1647.asp

Sam was quoted more than $10,000 to have his dental work done in Australia. But Filipino orthodontist Dr Rowena Marzo charged him just $1800.........

Geoff has periodontitis, and his teeth have been decaying rapidly. "I needed 20 fillings unfortunately on 15 different teeth and I need a cap done on a rear top tooth."

He says it would have cost $3000-$4000 to have had the dental work done in Australia. In Manila, the total cost is $460.
..........

How much you save depends on the doctor, but the price difference in the Philippines is incredible. Some examples include:

$91 for a root canal compared with $1250 in Australia.

Porcelain crowns are nearly $1600 cheaper.

You can have a filling that costs $185 in Australia for only $9 in the Philippines.

X-rays and consultations are one-tenth of the price.

Of course, for major dental work can take up to two weeks depending on the work you need — and that's where the holiday comes in.
.....

It's hard to argue with the value for money in Manila — but there's somewhere else in the Philippines that's even cheaper. If you jump on a plane, in an hour you can be on the island of Cebu, the gateway to some of Asia's most beautiful islands. Also, in Cebu you can save up to another 70 percent on prices found in Manila.


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