Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery Variation by Country

There are significant differences in the types of plastic surgery procedures performed in different countries.  Among the four countries with the most procedures performed, procedures on the face and head, (e.g., eyelids and nose) account for 3/4 of the surgeries in Japan and South Korea.  In the US and Brazil, procedures on the face and head account for only about 1/3 of the surgeries. Procedures on the breast and on the rest of the body account for the other 2/3, with breast augmentation and liposuction being the most performed surgeries.  The data from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are summarized in the chart below:

Plastic Surgery

The 100% stacked bar chart shows the relative importance of each type of procedure in each country and compares them to the worldwide data.  Adding linked lines makes the comparison clearer.  I also added a data table to the bottom of the chart to provide examples of the most popular procedures in each country.  The table further reinforces the similarities between US and Brazil and between Japan and South Korea and the differences between the two American countries and the two Asian countries.  I also used a data row to place by series labels to the left of the chart to make the chart read like a table from left to right and top to bottom.

Here is the chart in SlideShare to download and edit using Mekko Graphics: