Just Say ‘No to Nose Job’ Campaign

Just Say ‘No to Nose Job’ Campaign Just Say ‘No to Nose Job’ Campaign

Iran has the world’s highest rate of nose jobs per capita. Some Iranians who see this as an epidemic have launched a humorous campaign: “Save the Iranian nose from becoming extinct!”

On their social media, they encourage women to “just say no” to going under the knife. Their message: you are beautiful as you are, whether your nose is big or small, straight or crooked. They also denounce ever-younger ages for surgery, as it is not uncommon today for Iranian teenagers as young as 14 to get nose jobs, reports


If one looks at the latest figures compiled by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), they show that there were 37,423 nose jobs in Iran in 2013, which is 0.04 percent of the population in just one year. (This includes a growing number of men, too.) In comparison, there were only 45,998 nose surgeries in the United States, or 0.014 percent of the population.

More than 23 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed worldwide in 2013, says the ISAPS, the leading international society for aesthetic plastic surgery with more than 2,700 board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon members in 95 countries. Founded in 1970, ISAPS mission is three-fold:  educating ISAPS members in the latest surgical techniques, informing the public, and promoting patient safety.

For the first time, Brazil edges out the United States in terms of the number of surgical procedures performed, and Botulinum Toxin takes the number one position for a number of overall cosmetic procedures performed.

The countries that performed the most cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures in 2013 include: United States - 3,996,631 (17%), Brazil- 2,141,257 (9.1%), Mexico - 884,353 (3.8%), Germany - 654,115 (2.8%), Spain - 447,177 (1.9%).