Urgent | Saudi Arabia is the second Arab country for cosmetic specialists


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ranked second in the Arab world in the number of cosmetic specialists with 306, while the 29th came globally, preceded by Egypt with 1215 specialists from the Arab countries, and breast augmentation topped the top 5 surgeries worldwide.

it came According to a survey Conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

International Statistics

Survey participants completed a questionnaire that focused primarily on the numbers of specific surgical and non-surgical procedures performed in 2019, along with secondary questions related to medical tourism.

The International Society of Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) issued an invitation to participate in the study for nearly 25,000 plastic surgeons, and data was collected from a total of 1,321 plastic surgeons for this survey.

Final figures are projected to reflect international statistics, and are exclusive based on the estimated number of plastic surgeons actively practicing in each country.

This international survey focuses on physicians with board certification (or equivalent)

Standard data editing procedures were applied to the country-specific results.

Top 5 surgeries around the world

Absolute numbers and changes compared to 2018

1. Breast augmentation 1,795,551 procedures -3.6%

2. Liposuction 1,704,786 procedures -1.6%

3. Eyelid surgery 1,259,839 operations + 14.5%

4. Tummy tuck 924.031 procedures + 4.0%

5. Rhinoplasty 821,890 procedures + 13.1%

Women’s surgeries

1. Breast augmentation 1.777.182 procedure

2. Liposuction 1.458,114 procedures

3. Eyelid surgery 996,937 procedures

4. Abdominoplasty 850,917 procedures

5. Breast lift 741,284 procedures

Non-surgical procedures for women

1. Botulinum toxin 5429754 Procedure

2. Hyaluronic acid 3.823.475 procedure

3. Hair removal 929,328 procedures

4. Non-surgical fat reduction 386,064 procedures

5. Skin rejuvenation 347,305 procedures

surgeries for men

1. Gynecomastia surgery 273,344 operations

2. Eyelid surgery 262,902 procedures

3. Liposuction 246672 Procedure

4. Rhinoplasty 205,828 procedures

5. Ear surgery 111,819 procedures

Non-surgical procedures for men

1. Botulinum toxin 841735 Procedure

2. Hyaluronic acid 492,384 procedures

3. Hair removal 113,622 procedures

4. Non-surgical fat reduction 76705 procedures

5. Excisional Micro Resurfacing 48,463 Procedures

The most important countries, ranked by estimates

12 Egypt 1.215

13 Colombia 1130

14 Argentina 1.100

15 France 1082

16 United Kingdom 1.077

17 Spain 1,021

18 Chinese Taipei 720

19 Venezuela 625

20 Peru 563

21 Canada 500

22 Australia 462

23 Romania 432

24 Thailand 420

25 Netherlands 385

26 Greece 380

27 Iran 361

28 Belgium 317

29 Saudi Arabia 306

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