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  ISAPS Statistics 2003 

What, why, who, when, where and how - Some Highlights and Facts

Luiz S. Toledo, M.D.

For the fourth consecutive year, we have gathered statistical and technical information about aesthetic plastic surgery procedures in different countries. These numbers are now on our website. In 2000 we received replies from 20 countries, in 2001 from 30, in 2002 from 35 countries and in 2003 from 46 countries. The numbers became more accurate as more members reply to our questionnaire. We do use a correction factor (multiply the number of answers by the number of ISAPS members in each country.)

Total number of answers: 134
Number of countries having answered: 46

What:

It is with pleasure that we publish for the 4th year the ISAPS International Statistics for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the only data available from certified plastic surgeons around the world.

Why:

We want to quantify the world of aesthetic surgery worldwide, to understand the tendencies on new techniques and technologies and try to learn from these changes.

Who:

These statistics represent the total number of aesthetic procedures performed by the 1002 members of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery � ISAPS. ISAPS is the first International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which gathers plastic surgeons engaged in the active practice of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with a special interest in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Only surgeons who are specialists in aesthetic plastic surgery in their own countries and who belong to their national society of plastic surgery form it.

When:

Members were asked to enter the number of aesthetic procedures (not areas of the body) performed from January to December 2003.

Where:

Surgeons from 46 different countries have replied to the questionnaire. The country with more members is the US with 176 members. Some countries have only one representative.

How:

Members received three monthly email reminders to fill in a questionnaire available on our website. The research for the first year was done totally by email. Up until last year, we still sent letters to the members and received replies via mail or fax. The entry for 2003 finalized at the end of July 2004. We received 134 replies, 13.4% of the members.

Some Highlights and Facts

Highlights

The first ten countries perform 68% of the total of procedures. The first five countries are in the American continent: USA, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Argentina. They account for 47% of the procedures worldwide. Europe comes next with Spain, France and Germany totaling 14%. Japan and South Africa follow, with 7% of the procedures.

Sex � Although there are variations from country to country, the world percentage of patients who seek aesthetic surgery is 88% female and 12% male. It has been similar for the last three years.

Age � Also different in some countries, but, in general, around 12% of the patients are younger than 20 years old, 25% are older than 51-years-old and the majority, 63% are between 21 and 50-years-old. This also has not changed much in the last three years.

Procedures � Of the first ranked 10 procedures three are non-surgical (applications), number one, Botox, number five Perlane and number 6, Restylane. The surgical procedures are, in decreasing order, Blepharoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Lipoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Breast Reduction, Facelift, and Abdominoplasty.

Non-surgical

Botox applications have been in first place of surgical and non-surgical procedures for the last three years. It has grown in popularity from 9.1% in 2001, to 13.1% in 2002 to 14.3% in 2003. What is impressive is that in men, Botox has more than doubled in two years, from 7.9% in2001 to 16.6% in 2003. Collagen application has drastically dropped from 13.1% in 2001 to 2.6% in 2003, maybe because surgeons can now use different options, such as Perlane and Restylane. These products were added to our questionnaire in 2002, and now hold fifth and sixth places of all procedures in 2003. Perlane has grown from 2.4% to 6.2% in 2003. Restylane augmented from 3.3% to 5.8% in 2003.

Procedures � Surgical

Lipoplasty, which includes liposuction and liposculpture, the most popular surgical procedure up until last year, has dropped to third place. Blepharoplasty (eyelids) and Breast augmentation are first and second.

Approved procedures.

One of the advantages of being an international society is having access to rules and legislations from different countries, through the members. We introduced a new section this year on controversial procedures, asking if they are approved in their country for medical use. According to our members:

Botox is approved in most countries, but Denmark, Great Britain, Greece and Japan.

Silicone gel-filled implants are still not approved, for every purpose in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the USA.

Soy-oil filled implants have been banned almost everywhere, but in Brazil, Lebanon, Rumania, South Africa and Turkey.

Internal ultrasound liposuction is not approved only in Japan.

Preferred breast implants

This year we also asked the members to state their preference for the type of breast implant. Implants with a textured capsule, filled with cohesive gel silicone is the preference.

Luiz S. Toledo, M.D.
ISAPS Public Education Committee Chairman
Media Center



Total number of answers: 134
Number of countries having answered: 46


 Corrected # of Procedures per Country 
 Country   Procedures   Percentage   Rank 
 USA 85635  16.35% 
 MEXICO 50490  9.64% 
 BRAZIL 47162  9.00% 
 CANADA 31460  6.01% 
 ARGENTINA 31232  5.96% 
 SPAIN 28757  5.49% 
 FRANCE 25265  4.82% 
 GERMANY 20114  3.84% 
 JAPAN 19837  3.79% 
 SOUTH AFRICA 18324  3.50%  10 
 GREAT BRITAIN 16473  3.15%  11 
 SOUTH KOREA 14619  2.79%  12 
 TAIWAN 13160  2.51%  13 
 ITALY 11747  2.24%  14 
 BELGIUM 10409  1.99%  15 
 AUSTRALIA 10293  1.97%  16 
 SWITZERLAND 9415  1.80%  17 
 TURKEY 9160  1.75%  18 
 GREECE 7787  1.49%  19 
 DENMARK 7120  1.36%  20 
 NETHERLANDS 7005  1.34%  21 
 SINGAPORE 5192  0.99%  22 
 SWEDEN 4661  0.89%  23 
 LEBANON 3770  0.72%  24 
 HONG KONG, CHINA 3634  0.69%  25 
 FINLAND 3501  0.67%  26 
 THAILAND 2460  0.47%  27 
 PERU 2236  0.43%  28 
 ECUADOR 2155  0.41%  29 
 SLOVENIA 2042  0.39%  30 
 CYPRUS 1869  0.36%  31 
 RUSSIA 1830  0.35%  32 
 INDIA 1778  0.34%  33 
 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 1722  0.33%  34 
 JORDAN 1518  0.29%  35 
 VENEZUELA 1400  0.27%  36 
 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1252  0.24%  37 
 ISRAEL 1248  0.24%  38 
 COLOMBIA 1169  0.22%  39 
 PHILIPPINES 1060  0.20%  40 
 EGYPT 1008  0.19%  41 
 SAUDI ARABIA 908  0.17%  42 
 HUNGARY 594  0.11%  43 
 ROMANIA 578  0.11%  44 
 URUGUAY 378  0.07%  45 
 CZECH REP 347  0.07%  46 
 TOTAL 523774  100.00%   

ISAPS 2003 - Corrected # of Procedures per Country

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SLOVENIA

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RUSSIA

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JORDAN

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 % of Male/Female Procedures per Country 
 Country   % Female   % Male 
 EGYPT 100.00% 
 JAPAN 97.96%  2.03% 
 HUNGARY 96.97%  3.03% 
 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 96.65%  3.35% 
 COLOMBIA 96.41%  3.59% 
 TAIWAN 96.05%  3.95% 
 GREAT BRITAIN 96.02%  3.98% 
 FRANCE 95.04%  4.97% 
 FINLAND 94.86%  5.14% 
 RUSSIA 94.43%  5.57% 
 URUGUAY 94.18%  5.82% 
 SWITZERLAND 94.05%  5.96% 
 CANADA 93.22%  6.78% 
 SPAIN 92.93%  7.07% 
 SOUTH AFRICA 92.34%  7.66% 
 DENMARK 92.28%  7.72% 
 MEXICO 92.19%  7.81% 
 CYPRUS 90.85%  9.15% 
 AUSTRALIA 90.69%  9.31% 
 PHILIPPINES 89.62%  10.38% 
 ISRAEL 89.42%  10.58% 
 GERMANY 89.29%  10.71% 
 JORDAN 88.93%  11.07% 
 ITALY 88.21%  11.80% 
 BRAZIL 87.89%  12.11% 
 ECUADOR 87.70%  12.30% 
 LEBANON 87.40%  12.60% 
 ARGENTINA 86.89%  13.11% 
 SINGAPORE 86.33%  13.66% 
 ROMANIA 86.33%  13.67% 
 SWEDEN 85.90%  14.10% 
 PERU 84.79%  15.21% 
 SOUTH KOREA 84.33%  15.67% 
 BELGIUM 83.52%  16.48% 
 USA 83.29%  16.71% 
 NETHERLANDS 83.23%  16.77% 
 VENEZUELA 82.86%  17.14% 
 THAILAND 80.85%  19.15% 
 GREECE 79.97%  20.03% 
 TURKEY 79.91%  20.09% 
 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 79.27%  20.73% 
 SAUDI ARABIA 77.97%  22.03% 
 CZECH REP 73.78%  26.22% 
 SLOVENIA 73.75%  26.25% 
 HONG KONG, CHINA 70.67%  29.33% 
 INDIA 60.91%  39.09% 

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ISAPS 2003 - % of Male/Female Procedures per Country

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 % of Male/Female Procedures WorldWide 
 % Female   % Male 
88.96%  11.04% 

 ISAPS 2003 - Percentage by Sex - World

11,04% Male

88,96% Female

% Female 

% Male 


 Age Percentage per Country 
 Country   <21 years   21-50 years   >50 years 
 ARGENTINA 17.66%  64.74%  17.60% 
 AUSTRALIA 4.25%  79.13%  16.62% 
 BELGIUM 10.91%  57.67%  31.42% 
 BRAZIL 11.36%  59.95%  28.69% 
 CANADA 17.92%  52.37%  29.72% 
 COLOMBIA 28.57%  45.71%  25.71% 
 CYPRUS 6.02%  74.61%  19.37% 
 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 23.42%  56.54%  20.03% 
 ECUADOR 100.00% 
 EGYPT 82.85%  17.15% 
 FINLAND 7.27%  15.45%  77.27% 
 FRANCE 7.70%  66.39%  25.91% 
 GERMANY 8.51%  64.39%  27.09% 
 GREECE 23.94%  52.12%  23.94% 
 HONG KONG, CHINA 65.44%  34.56% 
 HUNGARY 94.30%  5.70% 
 INDIA 0.42%  59.32%  40.25% 
 ISRAEL 5.67%  51.02%  43.31% 
 ITALY 12.20%  59.35%  28.45% 
 JAPAN 5.10%  69.03%  25.86% 
 JORDAN 1.62%  48.87%  49.51% 
 LEBANON 3.70%  49.71%  46.59% 
 MEXICO 5.61%  88.67%  5.72% 
 NETHERLANDS 5.28%  64.29%  30.43% 
 PERU 28.92%  54.05%  17.03% 
 PHILIPPINES 16.44%  66.85%  16.71% 
 RUSSIA 8.81%  62.89%  28.30% 
 SAUDI ARABIA 8.14%  79.00%  12.86% 
 SINGAPORE 11.03%  55.02%  33.95% 
 SLOVENIA 5.21%  73.37%  21.42% 
 SOUTH AFRICA 45.71%  43.98%  10.31% 
 SOUTH KOREA 9.77%  70.15%  20.07% 
 SPAIN 10.90%  59.87%  29.24% 
 SWEDEN 19.49%  52.79%  27.72% 
 SWITZERLAND 7.89%  81.58%  10.53% 
 TAIWAN 6.45%  76.34%  17.20% 
 THAILAND 5.34%  48.06%  46.60% 
 TURKEY 5.08%  67.30%  27.62% 
 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 2.74%  86.68%  10.58% 
 USA 6.98%  78.78%  14.24% 
 VENEZUELA 14.99%  60.03%  24.98% 

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 % of Patients under 21 per Country 
 Country   <21 years 
 SOUTH AFRICA 45.71% 
 PERU 28.92% 
 COLOMBIA 28.57% 
 GREECE 23.94% 
 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 23.42% 
 SWEDEN 19.49% 
 CANADA 17.92% 
 ARGENTINA 17.66% 
 PHILIPPINES 16.44% 
 VENEZUELA 14.99% 
 ITALY 12.20% 
 BRAZIL 11.36% 
 SINGAPORE 11.03% 
 BELGIUM 10.91% 
 SPAIN 10.90% 
 SOUTH KOREA 9.77% 
 RUSSIA 8.81% 
 GERMANY 8.51% 
 SAUDI ARABIA 8.14% 
 SWITZERLAND 7.89% 
 FRANCE 7.70% 
 FINLAND 7.27% 
 USA 6.98% 
 TAIWAN 6.45% 
 CYPRUS 6.02% 
 ISRAEL 5.67% 
 MEXICO 5.61% 
 THAILAND 5.34% 
 NETHERLANDS 5.28% 
 SLOVENIA 5.21% 
 JAPAN 5.10% 
 TURKEY 5.08% 
 AUSTRALIA 4.25% 
 LEBANON 3.70% 
 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 2.74% 
 JORDAN 1.62% 
 INDIA 0.42% 
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 % of Patients 21-50 per Country 
 Country   21-50 years 
 ECUADOR 100.00% 
 HUNGARY 94.30% 
 MEXICO 88.67% 
 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 86.68% 
 EGYPT 82.85% 
 SWITZERLAND 81.58% 
 AUSTRALIA 79.13% 
 SAUDI ARABIA 79.00% 
 USA 78.78% 
 TAIWAN 76.34% 
 CYPRUS 74.61% 
 SLOVENIA 73.37% 
 SOUTH KOREA 70.15% 
 JAPAN 69.03% 
 TURKEY 67.30% 
 PHILIPPINES 66.85% 
 FRANCE 66.39% 
 HONG KONG, CHINA 65.44% 
 ARGENTINA 64.74% 
 GERMANY 64.39% 
 NETHERLANDS 64.29% 
 RUSSIA 62.89% 
 VENEZUELA 60.03% 
 BRAZIL 59.95% 
 SPAIN 59.87% 
 ITALY 59.35% 
 INDIA 59.32% 
 BELGIUM 57.67% 
 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 56.54% 
 SINGAPORE 55.02% 
 PERU 54.05% 
 SWEDEN 52.79% 
 CANADA 52.37% 
 GREECE 52.12% 
 ISRAEL 51.02% 
 LEBANON 49.71% 
 JORDAN 48.87% 
 THAILAND 48.06% 
 COLOMBIA 45.71% 
 SOUTH AFRICA 43.98% 
 FINLAND 15.45% 

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 % of Patients over 50 per Country 
 Country   over 50 years 
 FINLAND 77.27% 
 JORDAN 49.51% 
 THAILAND 46.60% 
 LEBANON 46.59% 
 ISRAEL 43.31% 
 INDIA 40.25% 
 HONG KONG, CHINA 34.56% 
 SINGAPORE 33.95% 
 BELGIUM 31.42% 
 NETHERLANDS 30.43% 
 CANADA 29.72% 
 SPAIN 29.24% 
 BRAZIL 28.69% 
 ITALY 28.45% 
 RUSSIA 28.30% 
 SWEDEN 27.72% 
 TURKEY 27.62% 
 GERMANY 27.09% 
 FRANCE 25.91% 
 JAPAN 25.86% 
 COLOMBIA 25.71% 
 VENEZUELA 24.98% 
 GREECE 23.94% 
 SLOVENIA 21.42% 
 SOUTH KOREA 20.07% 
 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 20.03% 
 CYPRUS 19.37% 
 ARGENTINA 17.60% 
 TAIWAN 17.20% 
 EGYPT 17.15% 
 PERU 17.03% 
 PHILIPPINES 16.71% 
 AUSTRALIA 16.62% 
 USA 14.24% 
 SAUDI ARABIA 12.86% 
 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 10.58% 
 SWITZERLAND 10.53% 
 SOUTH AFRICA 10.31% 
 MEXICO 5.72% 
 HUNGARY 5.70% 
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ISAPS 2003 - % Patients over 50 per Country


 Percentage per Procedure - Both Sexes 
 Procedure   Percentage 
 Botox Injection 14.73% 
 Blepharoplasty 10.89% 
 Breast Augmentation 9.51% 
 Lipoplasty 8.63% 
 Rhinoplasty 6.81% 
 Perlane Injection 5.86% 
 Restylane Injection 5.58% 
 Breast Reduction 5.08% 
 Facelift 4.30% 
 Abdominoplasty 3.47% 
 Breast Lift 3.45% 
 Fat Injection 2.87% 
 Lip Augmentation 2.51% 
 Collagen Injection 2.46% 
 Laser Skin Resurfacing 2.33% 
 Otoplasty 1.87% 
 Forehead Lift 1.65% 
 Chemical Peel 1.49% 
 Gynecomastia 1.16% 
 Hair Transplantation 0.90% 
 Chin Augmentation 0.88% 
 Dermabrasion 0.81% 
 Upper Arm Lift 0.62% 
 PMMA Injection 0.60% 
 Lower Body Lift 0.44% 
 Thigh lift 0.34% 
 Hydrogel Injection 0.31% 
 Cheek Implants 0.25% 
 Buttocks Lift 0.21% 

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Buttocks Lift

Cheek Implants

Hydrogel Injection

Thigh lift

Lower Body Lift

PMMA Injection

Upper Arm Lift

Dermabrasion

Chin Augmentation

Hair Transplantation

Gynecomastia

Chemical Peel

Forehead Lift

Otoplasty

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Collagen Injection

Lip Augmentation

Fat Injection

Breast Lift

Abdominoplasty

Facelift

Breast Reduction

Restylane Injection

Perlane Injection

Rhinoplasty

Lipoplasty

Breast Augmentation

Blepharoplasty

Botox Injection

0,21%

0,25%

0,31%

0,34%

0,44%

0,60%

0,62%

0,81%

0,88%

0,90%

1,16%

1,49%

1,65%

1,87%

2,33%

2,46%

2,51%

2,87%

3,45%

3,47%

4,30%

5,08%

5,58%

5,86%

6,81%

8,63%

9,51%

10,89%

14,73%


 Percentage per Procedure - Female 
 Procedure   Percentage 
 Botox Injection 14.48% 
 Breast Augmentation 10.77% 
 Blepharoplasty 10.63% 
 Lipoplasty 8.57% 
 Perlane Injection 6.18% 
 Rhinoplasty 6.14% 
 Restylane Injection 5.79% 
 Breast Reduction 5.69% 
 Facelift 4.43% 
 Breast Lift 3.92% 
 Abdominoplasty 3.64% 
 Fat Injection 2.94% 
 Lip Augmentation 2.70% 
 Collagen Injection 2.61% 
 Laser Skin Resurfacing 1.88% 
 Forehead Lift 1.71% 
 Otoplasty 1.50% 
 Chemical Peel 1.42% 
 Chin Augmentation 0.87% 
 Dermabrasion 0.84% 
 PMMA Injection 0.63% 
 Upper Arm Lift 0.57% 
 Lower Body Lift 0.48% 
 Thigh lift 0.38% 
 Hydrogel Injection 0.31% 
 Cheek Implants 0.26% 
 Buttocks Lift 0.23% 
 Gynecomastia 0.23% 
 Hair Transplantation 0.16% 

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Hydrogel Injection

Thigh lift

Lower Body Lift

Upper Arm Lift

PMMA Injection

Dermabrasion

Chin Augmentation

Chemical Peel

Otoplasty

Forehead Lift

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Collagen Injection

Lip Augmentation

Fat Injection

Abdominoplasty

Breast Lift

Facelift

Breast Reduction

Restylane Injection

Rhinoplasty

Perlane Injection

Lipoplasty

Blepharoplasty

Breast Augmentation

Botox Injection

0,16%

0,23%

0,23%

0,26%

0,31%

0,38%

0,48%

0,57%

0,63%

0,84%

0,87%

1,42%

1,50%

1,71%

1,88%

2,61%

2,70%

2,94%

3,64%

3,92%

4,43%

5,69%

5,79%

6,14%

6,18%

8,57%

10,63%

10,77%

14,48%


 Percentage per Procedure - Male 
 Procedure   Percentage 
 Botox Injection 16.55% 
 Blepharoplasty 12.80% 
 Rhinoplasty 11.76% 
 Lipoplasty 9.09% 
 Gynecomastia 8.01% 
 Hair Transplantation 6.39% 
 Laser Skin Resurfacing 5.66% 
 Otoplasty 4.53% 
 Restylane Injection 3.98% 
 Perlane Injection 3.51% 
 Facelift 3.30% 
 Fat Injection 2.30% 
 Abdominoplasty 2.15% 
 Chemical Peel 2.00% 
 Collagen Injection 1.36% 
 Forehead Lift 1.16% 
 Lip Augmentation 1.11% 
 Upper Arm Lift 1.02% 
 Chin Augmentation 0.88% 
 Dermabrasion 0.60% 
 Breast Reduction 0.55% 
 PMMA Injection 0.38% 
 Hydrogel Injection 0.29% 
 Breast Augmentation 0.24% 
 Cheek Implants 0.18% 
 Lower Body Lift 0.16% 
 Thigh lift 0.04% 
 Buttocks Lift 0.01% 
 Breast Lift

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Botox Injection

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0,60%

0,88%

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1,11%

1,16%

1,36%

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2,15%

2,30%

3,30%

3,51%

3,98%

4,53%

5,66%

6,39%

8,01%

9,09%

11,76%

12,80%

16,55%


 Codes for Procedures Approved per Country 
Code Description
 Q39   Botox 
 Q40   Silicone Gel-Filled Implants 
 Q41   Hydrogel-Filled Implants 
 Q42   Soy Oil-Filled Implants 
 Q43   Internal Ultrasound Liposuction 
 Q44   External Ultrasound Liposuction 
 Q45   Internal Laser Liposuction 
 Q46   External Laser Liposuction 

 Procedures Approved per Country 
Country  Q39   Q40   Q41   Q42   Q43   Q44   Q45   Q46 
 ARGENTINA                            
 AUSTRALIA                         
 BELGIUM                         
 BRAZIL                         
 CANADA                         
 COLOMBIA                         
 CYPRUS                         
 CZECH REP                         
 DENMARK                         
 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC                         
 ECUADOR                         
 EGYPT                             
 FINLAND                         
 FRANCE                         
 GERMANY                         
 GREAT BRITAIN                         
 GREECE                                
 HONG KONG, CHINA                         
 HUNGARY                              
 INDIA                         
 ISRAEL                                 
 ITALY                         
 JAPAN                         
 JORDAN                              
 LEBANON                         
 MEXICO                         
 NETHERLANDS                         
 PERU                         
 PHILIPPINES                             
 ROMANIA                         
 RUSSIA                         
 SAUDI ARABIA                              
 SINGAPORE                         
 SLOVENIA                         
 SOUTH AFRICA                         
 SOUTH KOREA                         
 SPAIN                         
 SWEDEN                         
 SWITZERLAND                            
 TAIWAN                         
 THAILAND                                 
 TURKEY                         
 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES                                 
 URUGUAY                               
 USA                         
 VENEZUELA                         

 Type of Implants Preferred 
Code Procedure Nb. of votes
 Q49   textured capsule    88  
 Q52   choesive silicone gel-filled    72  
 Q51   silicone gel-filled    55  
 Q48   smooth capsule    34  
 Q55   saline filled    27  
 Q50   polyurethane covered    11  
 Q56   inflatable breast implants    11  
 Q53   hydrogel filled-implants    2  
 Q54   soy oil-filled implants    1  

 Type of Implants Preferred per Country 
Country  Q48   Q49   Q50   Q51   Q52   Q53   Q54   Q55   Q56 
 ARGENTINA      2    3    4    1         
 AUSTRALIA    2    3    4    5    1        6   
 BELGIUM      2    3    4    1         
 BRAZIL    5    2    3    4    1          6 
 CANADA    1          2         
 COLOMBIA    1                2   
 CYPRUS      1      2    3         
 CZECH REP      1      2    3         
 DENMARK      1      2           
 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC      1               
 ECUADOR      1      2    3         
 EGYPT    1          2         
 FINLAND      1        2         
 FRANCE    3    1      4    2         
 GERMANY    4    1      3    2        5   
 GREAT BRITAIN      1      3    2         
 GREECE      1      2    3         
 HONG KONG, CHINA    2    1      3          4   
 HUNGARY      1        2        3   
 INDIA      1      3    4        2    5 
 ISRAEL                   
 ITALY      1    4    3    2         
 JAPAN    1          2          3 
 JORDAN    1                2   
 LEBANON      1      2    3        4   
 MEXICO      1      3    2         
 NETHERLANDS      1      2           
 PERU    1        2           
 PHILIPPINES    1        2    3         
 ROMANIA      1    2        3       
 RUSSIA      1      2           
 SAUDI ARABIA    4    1      2          3   
 SINGAPORE      1      3    2        4   
 SLOVENIA      1      2    3         
 SOUTH AFRICA    2    3    5    1    4    6    7    8    9 
 SOUTH KOREA    3    4              1    2 
 SPAIN    4    1      2    3        5   
 SWEDEN      1      2    3         
 SWITZERLAND      1      3    2         
 TAIWAN    2    3              1   
 THAILAND      1      2           
 TURKEY    4    1      3    2         
 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES      1        3        2   
 URUGUAY    1          2         
 USA    1        2    4        3    5 
 VENEZUELA    1    2      3            4 

 Injectable Substances Preferences 
Code Procedure Rank
 Q58   Restylane (hyaluronic acid injectable)    162  
 Q59   Perlane (hyaluronic acid injectable)    172  
 Q57   Polyacrilamide hydrogel injectable (Amazing gel)    174  
 Q61   PMA injectable    181  
 Q60   Silicone injectable    214  

 Injectable Substances Preferences per Country 
Country  Q57   Q58   Q59   Q60   Q61 
 ARGENTINA    2     3     4     1     5  
 AUSTRALIA    1     2     4     5     3  
 BELGIUM    3     1     2     5     4  
 BRAZIL    3     4     5     2     1  
 CANADA    4     2     1     5     3  
 COLOMBIA                     
 CYPRUS        4     5          
 CZECH REP                     
 DENMARK        4     5          
 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC        4     5          
 ECUADOR        4     5          
 EGYPT    2     1     3     5     4  
 FINLAND        5     4          
 FRANCE    1     2     3     4     5  
 GERMANY    3     1     4     5     2  
 GREAT BRITAIN        4     5          
 GREECE        4     5          
 HONG KONG, CHINA        4     3         5  
 HUNGARY        5     4          
 INDIA        5     4          
 ISRAEL                     
 ITALY    3     2     1     5     4  
 JAPAN    5     1     2     4     3  
 JORDAN                     
 LEBANON    4     5     3          
 MEXICO    1     2     3     4     5  
 NETHERLANDS                     
 PERU    4     1     2     5     3  
 PHILIPPINES        4     5          
 ROMANIA    4     5              
 RUSSIA                     
 SAUDI ARABIA    3     2     1     5     4  
 SINGAPORE    2     4     3     5     1  
 SLOVENIA    5     4         3      
 SOUTH AFRICA    3     1     2     5     4  
 SOUTH KOREA    3     1     4     5     2  
 SPAIN    3     2     1     5     4  
 SWEDEN    4     1     2     5     3  
 SWITZERLAND    1     5     4     2     3  
 TAIWAN        4     5          
 THAILAND                     
 TURKEY    2     1     3     5     4  
 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES    4     5             3  
 URUGUAY        3     4         5  
 USA    3     1     2     5     4  
 VENEZUELA                     
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