Cosmetic surgery in India | Medical tourism
What is Cosmetic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is a medical discipline focused on enhancing beauty and appearance through surgical and medical techniques. It is an extremely broad field and can be performed on all areas of the body; face, breasts, thigh, Abdomen, arm, chin etc.
Cosmetic surgery in India is increasing year by year as per ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) statistics. In this report, the United States performed over 4,217,862 cosmetic procedures and got the first position of the table.
India shared 3.7% globally with 8,78,180 cosmetic procedures, also most of the people like to do cosmetic procedures through medical tourism in India and some of them refer to this as cosmetic tourism in India
People also misunderstand the concept of cosmetic surgery vs. plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is a method to improve your aesthetic or beauty appearance but Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to the reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease
The following types of surgical procedures performed under the cosmetic surgery.
- Rhinoplasty or Nose job
- Breast Augmentation Surgery
- Breast Reduction Surgery
- Breast Lift Surgery
- Gynecomastia surgery or Male Breast Reduction
- Liposuction surgery
- Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty
- Cheek implants
- Tummy Tuck Surgery
- Post-bariatric surgery
- Otoplasty or Ear surgery
- Large Volume Liposuction
- Chin implants
- Chin augmentation
- Chin reduction
- Lip augmentation
- Lip enlargement
- Lip reduction
- Dimple Creation
- Facial Surgery. Etc..,
The Most Popular Cosmetic procedures as per ISAPS
Breast Augmentation continued to be the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure, accounting for 15.8% of all surgical procedures, followed by Liposuction (14%), Eyelid Surgery (12.9%), Rhinoplasty (7.6%) and Abdominoplasty (7.4%). The least popular cosmetic surgery in 2016 was penile enlargement, which also saw the largest decrease in the number of procedures (-28%). The most popular non-surgical procedures continue to be injectables with Botulinum Toxin ranking at number one at 4,627,752 procedures (a 7% increase over the past 12 months)
The Fastest Growing Cosmetic Procedures
In 2016, Labiaplasty showed the largest increase in the number of procedures from 2015, with a 45% rise, followed by the Lower Body lift which increased by 29%, the Upper Body Lift and Breast Augmentation using Fat Transfer both demonstrating equal growth at 22%, and the Buttock Lift increasing by 20%