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By: PR Newswire
Jan. 17, 2013 01:36 PM
HANOVER, New Hampshire, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has released the results of the third annual statistical analysis: Global Study of Aesthetic/Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Performed in 2011. The outcome is now posted on the ISAPS website. Comparative results of the 2010 and 2011 surveys are available at www.isaps.org/isaps-global-statistics.html.
The 2012 study invited approximately 20,000 plastic surgeons to participate. In addition, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP) assisted with this year's ISAPS study. Results are projected to reflect international statistics and are exclusively based on the estimated number of plastic surgeons in each country and the respondent sample.
Results reveal a hierarchy of countries with the most surgical and non-surgical aesthetic/cosmetic procedures performed by board certified (or the equivalent) plastic surgeons in 2011. Several summaries provided on the ISAPS website include tables showing the number of surgeons and procedures by country. Caution is urged when observing year‐to‐year comparisons, because studies such as this can experience substantial variances within specific procedures. The pool of responding physicians varies from year to year and the sample sizes for specific countries may significantly fluctuate between years.
Procedural Frequency Shows Modest Variation
Journalists Please Note: We appreciate your citing the ISAPS website, a non-commercial, information based, consumer service site, so that others may see full details of the ISAPS Worldwide Survey. www.isaps.org
The forty-three year old International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is the largest international society of individual plastic surgeons with 2,360 current members in 93 countries. Surgeons undergo a strict application process to determine their qualifications to join the society. The ISAPS mission is twofold: the continuing education of plastic surgeons in latest techniques in the field of aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery and medicine - and the promotion of patient safety.
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