April 25, 2012 12:59
Korea has the most people who have had plastic surgery per capita, the Economist reported Monday. The U.K. magazine said, "having cosmetic surgery to enhance what nature gave you is increasingly common," citing a 2010 report from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
According to the report, the U.S. ranked top in the total number of procedures conducted that year with over 33 million, but per head Korea took first place with 16 procedures per 1,000 people. Half of them had non-invasive treatment including botox and facial peels.
Next came Greece with 14 procedures per 1,000 population, followed by Italy, Brazil, Colombia, the U.S., Taiwan, and Japan. The magazine mentions another survey conducted in 2009 by market researcher Trend Monitor suggesting that one in every five women in Seoul had plastic surgery.
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