Global aesthetic surgery statistics: a closer look

@article{Heidekrueger2017GlobalAS,
  title={Global aesthetic surgery statistics: a closer look},
  author={Paul Immanuel Heidekrueger and Sabrina Juran and Denis Ehrl and Thiha Aung and Neil Tanna and Peter Niclas Broer},
  journal={Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={51},
  pages={270 - 274}
}
Abstract Introduction: Obtaining quality global statistics about surgical procedures remains an important yet challenging task. The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) reports the total number of surgical and non-surgical procedures performed worldwide on a yearly basis. While providing valuable insight, ISAPS’ statistics leave two important factors unaccounted for: (1) the underlying base population, and (2) the number of surgeons performing the procedures. Methods… 
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