10 Countries With The Most Buttock Augmentations

When one thinks of plastic surgery, the first thing that inevitably comes to mind is the boob job, Botox, collagen implants of the lips…traditional celebrity-endorsed remedies to the natural progression of age and gravity. There are, however, other surgeries people have done to correct every little thing that could possibly be undesirable about the human body. Penile augmentation, calf implants, lipoplasty, second toe knuckle removal (for those pesky, long finger-toes), and of course, butt implants.

Apparently, butts are a big deal the world over…talk about being image-obsessed. Imagine saying to yourself, “I think one of the most important things I can do for myself right now is to put two big ol’ sacks of fluid matrix INTO my butt cheeks permanently so that strangers I pass on the street will think I was born with a larger derrière than I actually was.” But it’s actually REALLY important to some people, and in some cultures it’s a status symbol.

Butt augmentation was the 11th most common plastic surgery performed in the world in 2013, and about 320,000 of the surgeries were performed worldwide. 96.8% of those procedures were performed on women, and 3.2% on men…To be fair, there are countries around the globe which don’t give out statistical data on surgical procedures, so this information is taken from the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Let’s take a look at the ten countries with the most butt implant surgeries in 2013. Perhaps you’ll notice a pattern…

10. Iran


2013 saw 697 butt augmentations performed in Iran. This country is known for its beautifully exotic people with olive skin tones, dark hair, and a variety of eye colors. Beauties like Nazanin Boniadi, Nadia Bjorlin, and Bahar Soomekh are Iranian, and the Kardashians are sometimes mistaken for Iranian (but they’re of Armenian descent). Iranians have a lithe, slender kind of beauty that can be greatly accentuated by an hourglass figure, which some people choose to improve upon with gluteal implants. 697 is not too staggering of a number though. Compare that to the leading elective surgery in Iran in 2013, a whopping 37,423 nose jobs were performed and lipoplasty was a distant second at 12,143.