Graphic: Body modification through cosmetic surgery
In 2000, only 300 American women had upper-arm lift surgery, but the operation’s popularity has grown massively in recent years. According to new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15,136 women and 321 men took the surgical route to buff arms in 2012. And while internationally the most common plastic surgery is liposuction of those pesky fat deposits, in Canada the top reason for going under the cosmetic knife is bigger breasts.
According to a survey of procedures performed in 2011 by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, breast enhancements lead the way in Canadian surgical augmentation, with 20,375 operations, accounting for 24.9 per cent of all its cosmetic surgeries. Above we take a look at some of the other top trends in voluntary body modification.