Since 2000, the amount of money Americans have spent on Botox procedures has increased by 748%, or more than seven-fold.
What may be even more surprising to learn is that it’s not just women seeking flawless features — men are now also forking out thousands of dollars in attempts to enhance their physical features as well.
Since 2010, male breast reduction surgery has increased by 33%. Out of the more than $2.4 billion spent last year on all plastic surgery, 13% was allocated for male procedures.
The dramatic increase in plastic surgery spending is partially due to the fact that more and more people are getting multiple procedures. Individuals who undergo plastic surgery are estimated to be 50% more likely to return after their initial procedure.
According to Paul S. Nass, Hollywood plastic surgeon, the current most-requested celebrity feature is Kim Kardashian-like butt. In fact, the United States saw an 86% increase in buttock augmentations from 2013 to 2014 — cray. Next in popularity after requests for the famous Kardashian ass comes Olivia Munn’s eyes, followed by the lips of Scarlett Johannson.
Whether it’s butt, nose, lips, ears, or boobs, 1 out of every 20 American women have gotten some sort of work done.
For guys, those looking to surgically increase the shaft size of their penis are probably residents of Germany or visit Germany for the procedure, because in 2013, 2,786 penis enlargement procedures were recorded in Germany, which was roughly six times greater than any other country.
While all these statistics are interesting, to say the least, the strangest plastic surgery trend was seen in 2011 when 62 million procedures were done on dogs.
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