The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Around the World in 2020

Emily Waddell

Emily Waddell - Health Researcher and Writer

Posted Nov 30, 2020

woman before and after lip fillers

2020 will be known as an eventful year, to say the least. 

One of the most surprising things to come out of this turbulent time is the rise of cosmetic surgery during a year spent mostly in lockdown. The Zoom effect, as reported by the BBC, had people staring at their own faces on work calls for hours on end and the New York Times interviewed many cosmetic surgeons saying that they’d never been busier. Celebrities like Jimmy Carr were open about their personal treatments as well, breaking some of the stigmas around improving your appearance. 

With 2020 (mercifully) drawing to a close, we wanted to look at the numbers. What were the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments being searched around the world? We picked 14 of the most popular treatments according to Qunomedicals database of doctors and clinics and then looked at the average searches per month for the last 12 months.

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Around the World

  1. Botox

  2. Liposuction

  3. Rhinoplasty

  4. Tummy Tuck

  5. Lip Fillers

  6. Hair Transplant

  7. Breast Enlargement

  8. Brazilian Butt Lift

  9. Breast Reduction

  10. Facelift

  11. Mommy Makeover

  12. Gynecomastia Surgery

  13. Butt Implants

  14. Beard Transplant

Map of the most popular cosmetic surgeries around the world

We can see that in global and individual rankings Botox, Lip Fillers, Liposuction, and Rhinoplasty are amongst the most searched for cosmetic surgery treatments. Whilst the other treatments have been popular for the last decade, Lip Fillers have only risen in popularity in the last few years alone. Similarly, we can see that Brazilian Butt Lift which was once rarely performed is now in the top ten for most countries - most prominently in the USA where it was ranked fourth.

It seems as more and more celebrities get prominent cosmetic surgery, or they are open about it, it's spurring the general public to research these treatments.

UK top cosmetic surgery 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in the UK 

  1. Lip Fillers

  2. Hair Transplant

  3. Botox

  4. Liposuction

  5. Rhinoplasty

  6. Breast Enlargement

  7. Tummy Tuck

  8. Facelift

  9. Brazilian Butt Lift

  10. Breast Reduction

  11. Beard Transplant

  12. Butt Implants

  13. Gynecomastia Surgery

  14. Mommy Makeover

Ireland most popular cosmetic surgery 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in Ireland

  1. Botox

  2. Lip Fillers

  3. Hair Transplant

  4. Rhinoplasty

  5. Liposuction

  6. Tummy Tuck

  7. Breast Enlargement

  8. Facelift

  9. Brazilian Butt Lift

  10. Breast Reduction

  11. Butt Implants

  12. Beard Transplant

  13. Gynecomastia Surgery

  14. Mommy Makeover

most popular cosmetic surgery in the USA 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in the USA

  1. Botox

  2. Liposuction

  3. Tummy Tuck

  4. Brazilian Butt Lift

  5. Rhinoplasty

  6. Breast Enlargement

  7. Hair Transplant

  8. Lip Fillers

  9. Mommy Makeover

  10. Breast Reduction

  11. Facelift

  12. Butt Implants

  13. Gynecomastia Surgery

  14. Beard Transplant

Map of Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Around the World Canada 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in Canada

  1. Botox

  2. Rhinoplasty

  3. Hair Transplant

  4. Liposuction

  5. Tummy Tuck

  6. Breast Enlargement

  7. Lip Fillers

  8. Brazilian Butt Lift

  9. Facelift

  10. Breast Reduction

  11. Butt Implants

  12. Mommy Makeover

  13. Gynecomastia Surgery

  14. Beard Transplant

Map of Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Around the World Germany 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in Germany

  1. Hair Transplant

  2. Botox

  3. Lip Fillers

  4. Liposuction

  5. Breast Enlargement

  6. Breast Reduction

  7. Brazilian Butt Lift

  8. Tummy Tuck

  9. Facelift

  10. Rhinoplasty

  11. Beard Transplant

  12. Butt Implants

  13. Mommy Makeover

  14. Gynecomastia Surgery

Map of Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Around the World Netherlands 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in the Netherlands

  1. Breast Enlargement

  2. Hair Transplant

  3. Botox

  4. Lip Fillers

  5. Liposuction

  6. Rhinoplasty

  7. Tummy Tuck

  8. Breast Reduction

  9. Facelift

  10. Brazilian Butt Lift

  11. Gynecomastia Surgery

  12. Mommy Makeover

  13. Beard Transplant

  14. Butt Implants

Map of Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Around the World France 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in France

  1. Rhinoplasty

  2. Liposuction

  3. Breast Reduction

  4. Gynecomastia Surgery

  5. Botox

  6. Tummy Tuck

  7. Breast Enlargement

  8. Hair Transplant

  9. Lip Fillers

  10. Brazilian Butt Lift

  11. Facelift

  12. Beard Transplant

  13. Butt Implants

  14. Mommy Makeover

Map of Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Around the World Spain 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in Spain

  1. Rhinoplasty

  2. Botox

  3. Liposuction

  4. Tummy Tuck

  5. Breast Enlargement

  6. Breast Reduction

  7. Facelift

  8. Hair Transplant

  9. Lip Fillers

  10. Gynecomastia Surgery

  11. Butt Implants

  12. Brazilian Butt Lift

  13. Mommy Makeover

  14. Beard Transplant

Map of Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Around the World Italy 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in Italy

  1. Lip Fillers

  2. Rhinoplasty

  3. Breast Enlargement

  4. Botox

  5. Liposuction

  6. Hair Transplant

  7. Butt Implants

  8. Facelift

  9. Tummy Tuck

  10. Breast Reduction

  11. Beard Transplant

  12. Brazilian Butt Lift

  13. Gynecomastia Surgery

  14. Mommy Makeover

Map of Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Around the World South Africa 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in South Africa

  1. Liposuction

  2. Botox

  3. Tummy Tuck

  4. Breast Enlargement

  5. Rhinoplasty

  6. Breast Reduction

  7. Hair Transplant

  8. Lip Fillers

  9. Facelift

  10. Brazilian Butt Lift

  11. Butt Implants

  12. Gynecomastia Surgery

  13. Mommy Makeover

  14. Beard Transplant

Map of Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Around the World Australia 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in Australia

  1. Botox

  2. Lip Fillers

  3. Liposuction

  4. Rhinoplasty

  5. Tummy Tuck

  6. Breast Enlargement

  7. Hair Transplant

  8. Brazilian Butt Lift

  9. Facelift

  10. Breast Reduction

  11. Butt Implants

  12. Gynecomastia Surgery

  13. Beard Transplant

  14. Mommy Makeover

Map of Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Around the World New Zealand 2020

The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in New Zealand

  1. Botox

  2. Lip Fillers

  3. Liposuction

  4. Rhinoplasty

  5. Breast Enlargement

  6. Hair Transplant

  7. Tummy Tuck

  8. Brazilian Butt Lift

  9. Facelift

  10. Breast Reduction

  11. Butt Implants

  12. Beard Transplant

  13. Gynecomastia Surgery

  14. Mommy Makeover

CEO of Qunomedical Dr. Sophie Chung Explains

“In September, we took a look at the rise of search queries around cosmetic surgery in the UK. As the year ends we can see that this was a global phenomenon. Lockdown was tough for everyone, but with more privacy, less socialising, and a lot of holidays to spare, people saw an opportunity to reflect on important things like self-care and their confidence. Celebrities have also been more open about cosmetic surgery in the past year, breaking the stigma around many treatments. Qunomedical has also seen a surge in interest in surgery abroad during lockdown. Along with cheaper flights more people are discovering they can get the same high-quality treatment for a lower price and more privacy away from home”

Methodology Results were based on search queries obtained via SEMrush from November 25th spanning the last 12 months. All raw data and translations can be found here.

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