Germany performed the most penis enlargements in the world last year

A poll of worldwide cosmetic procedures found the U.S. in the No. 1 spot for plastic surgery

Published July 28, 2014 9:07PM (EDT)

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Clearly bratwurst plays more than just one key role in German culture: According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Germany performed the most penis enlargements in the world in 2013 -- 2,786 of more than 15,000 across the globe, or nearly a fifth of the world's total. In comparison, runner-up Venezuela performed just 473 penis enhancements, while Iran -- the country with the lowest number -- performed a mere 12.

ISAPS also looked into the other 23 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed internationally in 2013, ranking the U.S. one of the top two countries for "work" of all kinds. Breast augmentation and liposuction were the top two procedures, with more than 1.6 million procedures performed each. Botox and other fillers beat the top two plastic surgery procedures by a long shot, coming in at a combined 8.2 million injections.

Unsurprisingly, women dominated the market for plastic surgery, making up approximately 87 percent of the total number of cosmetic procedure recipients. The 3 million male cosmetic procedures mostly weren't penis enlargements -- they typically opted for rhinoplasty, breast reductions and liposuction -- but when they were, so many of them were German.

(h/t Global News, Clinic Compare)

By Jenny Kutner

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