Brazil Strips The USA of Its Title, Becomes Leading Country For Plastic Surgery
Looks like Brazilians are getting a lot more plastic surgery than ever before. At the end of July, the O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported 1.49 million cosmetic procedures preformed in 2013. That’s 40,000 more cosmetic surgeries than American doctors performed last year!
Just over two years ago, here at Famous Plastic we reported that America was the number one country for plastic surgery. Since 2012 a lot has changed, including where most of the world’s cosmetic surgeries take place.
The most popular procedures in Brazil are liposuction and silicon breast implants. Although facial surgeries including nose jobs are on the rise. In 2011, Brazilian plastic surgeons conducted 43,809 nose jobs, and in 2013 this number jumped all the way to 77,224! That’s nearly double the amount of people opting for a nose job in only 2 short years.
Before you start thinking that every Brazilian has had some form of plastic surgery, you can’t dismiss the fact that many people are traveling to Brazil in order to undergo plastic surgery. There are a number of different surgeons that offer “cosmetic vacations” including a ride to and from the airport, meals, an English-speaking assistant, and the associated plastic surgery fees all wrapped up into one low cost.
For instance, if you plan to have a face lift and stay in Brazil for 5 nights, you can look to pay around $3800. While this doesn’t include the flight and some additional expenses, it provides a very reasonable rate for a face-lift, considering in the US a face-lift can cost upwards of $10,000, easy.
People are jet setting off to Brazil to undergo everything from cosmetic surgery to dental work. Many remain skeptical over surgery tourism, but with careful research and planning it is possible to find a luxury surgery facility that does a great job for much less money than any reputable American doctor.
Alongside fake breasts and perfectly carved noses, another popular cosmetic surgery, that people go to Brazil for, is the Brazilian Butt Lift. There is definitely a stereotype about Brazilian women, that they all have perfectly round, and rather large, butts. Perhaps that sparks the desire for locals to get their butt done, and for tourists to travel here and get their own amazing Brazilian behind. The procedure includes lifting and re-shaping the booty, and taking fat from other areas, such as your arms or stomach, to inject into your butt.
Brazilian’s are all about the booty, there is even a Miss Bum Bum competition held annually, pictured below is a 2014 contestant.
Brazil is known for having some of the best plastic surgeons around the world, including Ivo Putanguy, who is called the “Father of Plastic Surgery” and is responsible for teaching over 600 surgeons from around the world his techniques. Would you go to Brazil for plastic surgery?