There was a time in history when plastic surgery was a high-end thing, where only celebrities and the richest, elite people were known to get such procedures done. Of course, we are not talking about cases where the general procedures were needed for health issues. In those cases, it is possible to trace the roots of plastic surgery back to Ancient Egypt, where physicians would use (in today’s standards) primitive methods to, for example, fix a broken nose.

What we’re talking about in here is plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes. This is also called an aesthetic surgery. This phenomenon, especially throughout the 20th century, was deemed as an elitist thing to do before it was popularized and became a common operation where anyone could have. This is, of course, all thanks to the advancements in technology and hardworking doctors and physicians who dedicated their time to this field.

Now, in 2021, plastic surgery is more common than it has ever been. In this article, we will compare the statistics of plastic Surgery in England & Turkey and compare them to each other, as well as look at them in the global scale. 


Before we compare plastic surgery in England & Turkey, let us look at the numbers all around the globe.

Compared to the numbers in the past years, the total number of plastic surgery procedures, including the non-surgical procedures as well, has been increased by 7.4%, with a 2.3% increase gap from previous year’s 5.1%. With a total sum of 11,363,569 surgeries all around the world, the most common surgeries are as follows: Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Eyelid Surgery, Abdominoplasty, and Rhinoplasty. Out of all of these surgeries, Eyelid Surgery and Rhinoplasty have been on a considerable rise, with over 10% increase compared to the previous year. Brazil was crowned as the country with most surgical procedures. In the overall ranking of surgical and non-surgical procedures combined, Turkey ranked 7th and England ranked 15th. Let’s look at the statistics of plastic surgery in England & Turkey. 


Starting with Turkey, the country has risen on the rank considerably, as it was not in the top 10 the previous year. In that year, 351,930 surgeries have been performed. With 61,495 operations, Rhinoplasty was the most common surgery followed by Breast Augmentation. This was interpreted by some as an expected outcome, as it is one of the most outstanding features found commonly in Turkish people, especially people of Black Sea Region. Overall, in Turkey, most of the surgical procedures were done in the face & head area. 


Moving to England, the number of overall procedures drop significantly compared to Turkey, with 222,831 procedures, surgical and non-surgical, done throughout the year. However, the surgical to non-surgical procedure ratio is higher than Turkey. In England, with 36,930 surgeries, Breast Augmentation ranked the first and that was double the amount of the second most common surgery. Breast Augmentation was followed by Liposuction, which was performed 17,426 times. Overall, as it is the situation all around the globe, plastic surgery in England & Turkey have been on the rise statistically. And this should not come off as a surprise either. In Turkey’s case, this is not only normal, but it was predicted as well.

How, you may ask. The answer is rather simple: Medical Tourism. Over the last years, Turkey has made headlines internationally hundreds of times since becoming one of the hotspots for Medical Tourism, especially when you consider the foreign patient numbers for Hair Transplant. At base value, Medical Tourism does not only apply for cosmetic surgery purposes, of course. On a yearly basis, around half a million people from all around the world visit Turkey under Medical Tourism purposes.

On average, Turkey has a remarkable 19.2% foreign patient rate. The main reason as to why Turkey has a reputation for Medical Tourism are the prices. While the success of the Turkish surgeons is proven by statistics and patient feedback, the main reason for the recent boom in Medical Tourism is deemed as a result of the prices by many.

Over in England, the plastic surgery rate is rising steadily, especially when we take into the consideration that the population difference between England and Turkey. With over a thousand surgeons, England is taking huge steps in the plastic surgery market. Plus, the success rates have never been higher than it is now. So, this is your sign from the stars to book your appointment now! 

In this article, we compared plastic surgery in England & Turkey statistically and elaborated on plastic surgery as a general these countries. Milano Clinic provides all of the surgeries and procedures listed in this article. With our experienced estheticians and staff, we strive for the best results and utmost happiness of our patients. For additional information regarding our services, prices and many more, please contact us. 

You can read our previous article from the following link https://www.milanoklinik.com/en/how-can-you-have-the-facial-features-you-want/

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