The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Among Different Races

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, January 22, 2016

For years, cosmetic surgery was something that was exclusively popular among caucasians. But as plastic surgery becomes more mainstream, purchasing power increases and beauty ideals shift. Now, more minorities are going under the knife and inventing unexpected beauty regimens.  More than 15 million cosmetic surgeries were performed in the U.S. in 2014, according to the most recent report from the Society of Plastic Surgeons. Of that, 1.6 million were performed on Latinos, 1.3 million were on African Americans, and 1 million were on Asians. ABC reported that from 2005 to 2013, plastic surgeries among minorities increased dramatically: for Latinos by 84 percent, African Americans saw a 56 percent bump, and the group with the biggest hike was Asian Americans, with a 126 percent increase.  Although breast augmentation is still the number one cosmetic procedure favored by Americans, various other procedures have become popular among minorities. 1. EYELID SURGERY Breast augmentation and rhinoplasty are still among the most popular surgeries in Asian cultures but it is eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) that is the most sought after, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It's a favorite in countries such as Japan and South Korea, where eyelid surgery advertisements can be seen in public spaces. Read more at