While many patients simply want to get rid of wrinkles or enhance existing contours of their face or body, others are looking for a more dramatic transformation to replicate the looks of top celebrities.
A recent report by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery shows that Angelina Jolie, Gisele Bundchen and George Clooney are among the most favored celebrities for those looking for aesthetic improvements.
Over 20,000 plastic surgeons in 84 countries were surveyed to find out which celebrities were the most talked about and asked about during the patient consultation.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt topped the list for the 'best body of choice', and the survey also revealed the following results:
- Most Popular Breasts:Pamela Anderson, Gisele Bundchen, Britney Spears and Xuxa
- Most Popular Lips: Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts
- Most Popular Buttocks: Jennifer Lopez, Julianna Paes and Halle Berry
- Most Popular Nose: Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston
- Most Popular Abdomen: Giselle Bundchen, Shakira and Demi Moore
- Most Popular Eyes: Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Demi Moore
- Most Popular Cheeks: Sophia Loren, Michele Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman
- Most Popular Abdomen: Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey and Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Most Popular Nose: Brad Pitt and George Clooney
- Most Popular Eyes: George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck
- Most Popular Lips: George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas
- Most Popular Buttocks: Brad Pitt, Mel Gibson and Ricky Martin
Read the full report here.
Celebrities and the fashion industry continue to promote the 'ideal' body and face and are often the inspiration for many men and women who pursue plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Americans spent almost $12.4 billion on cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures in 2007, and more people have become interested in minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal and Botox in recent years - even more so during the price-sensitive economic climate.