Plastic surgery is a domain which constantly changes. Pioneer treatments are implemented, new techniques of popular aesthetic surgeries are proposed. Millions of people every year decide to have a cosmetic surgery, even more, go for nonsurgical aesthetic operations. This boost in popularity of cosmetic surgeries of various types was supported by changing mentality. No more  plastic surgeries are thought to be a matter of pure vanity. Improving our appearance through various treatments and looking for better expression of our inner self-becomes widely accepted as a natural need of a human being.

Thanks to technical development in the sphere of plastic surgery, also people suffering from results of previous medical conditions may find a solution in surgeon’s office. Together with development in the field of cosmetic surgery, globalization stimulated patients’ mobility, leading to a bustling market of health tourism or medical tourism. Millions of people yearly decide to leave their home country and head for popular health tourism destinations, including Turkey, India, and many others, in search of quality aesthetic surgery for a reasonable price. This article is dedicated to the popularity and type of plastic surgeries worldwide, knowledge of which could be helpful to get to know newest trends in cosmetic surgery.

Most Popular Plastic Surgeries ;

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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is an aesthetic surgery aiming at improving the appearance and functionality of upper and/or lower eyelid. It is one of the popular plastic surgeries among older patients, whose skin loses its elasticity. Eyelid surgery enjoys a growing popularity among many people from East Asia, where this plastic surgery is used to create a crease on eyelids.

Blepharoplasty was performed on around 1.25 million patients in 2015 and this number is expected to rise. Eyelid surgery patients, aware of price differences, often choose health tourism as an alternative solution. Many of them have their eyelid surgery in Korea or Japan, just to mention the most popular health tourism destinations when it comes to blepharoplasty.

Breast Augmentation

It is not surprising at all that the first place is occupied by breast augmentation surgery, known popularly as a boob job. This plastic surgery is performed in order to increase the breast size or restore its previous volume.  It may include planting breast implants, fat transfer breast augmentation through liposuction or other techniques.

Breast augmentation surgery was performed almost 1.5 million times in 2015. Patients increasingly decide to have their breast augmentation in Turkey, Brazil, or other popular health tourism destinations.


The list of most popular plastic surgeries would be incomplete without rhinoplasty or as some people prefer to call it – a nose job. A rhinoplasty procedure is conducted in order to change the shape of one’s nose. This cosmetic surgery may be performed for medical or aesthetical purposes but most of the cases are connected with appearance rather than health problems.

More than 730.000 patients underwent rhinoplasty surgery in 2015. Among them, there were many who chose plastic surgery clinics abroad over their home countries. The world capital of nose job is Iran. However, thousands of patients got attracted by rhinoplasty cost in Turkey or Hungary as well.




Liposuction (also called lipo) is one of the popular plastic surgeries, during which excessive fat is removed from one body part. As mentioned before, liposuction cosmetic surgery may be just a part of more complex aesthetical surgery (breast augmentation or Brazilian Butt Lift), but still many people decide just for the liposuction procedure itself, fighting with stubborn fat.

Liposuction aesthetical surgery was chosen by nearly 1.4 million patients in 2015. Many of them decide for health tourism and want to undergo liposuction in Mexico, Turkey, or other countries famous for quality medical tourism services.


Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Abdominoplasty, known also under the name Tummy Tuck, is a plastic surgery, which primary goal is to correct the appearance of lower abdomen through the removal of excessive fat and skin. Tummy tuck includes long cuts performed in such a way that scars are hidden under underwear, as well as liposuction surgery. Abdominoplasty is a perfect choice for people who lost weight drastically and struggle with sagging skin or for cases when fat is “immune” to traditional weight loss methods.

Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty was performed almost 760.000 times in 2015. The growing popularity of this aesthetic surgery increased also its prevalence in health tourism. Thousands of patients every year choose to have Tummy Tuck done in Turkey, Colombia, or other popular medical tourism destinations.




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