Plastic surgery is more than just an American phenomenon. RealSelf gets visitors from all over the world. Let’s see who’s visiting and what they’re researching.
First stop: Australia. Since February 2015, more than 650,000 RealSelf users visited from Down Under. That’s nearly 10 percent more than the three months prior.
Aussies on RealSelf tend to be young: 58 percent are 18 to 34 (8 percent more than the same age range among Americans). They also tend to be female; 79 percent of visitors are women, 21 percent men. No surprise, then, that breast surgeries are the No. 1 most searched topic. Rhinoplasties are a close second, accounting for 7 percent of all Australian traffic to RealSelf.
Australians and Americans differ only slightly on their interest for major topics, but there is one procedure that’s much bigger in the U.S. than Aus: Brazilian butt lifts (BBLs). Interest in this fat transfer for a fuller backside accounts for more than 14 percent of all U.S. visits to RealSelf. In Australia? BBLs make up just 1 percent of traffic.
What Australians research also changes depending on what city they call home. We looked at the four Australian hubs — Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, and Brisbane — where residents visit RealSelf the most often. Brisbane had a distinct interest in breast surgeries, viewing 47 percent more content per capita compared to the No. 2 city.
Australia’s largest city wasn’t out of the running for long, however. Sydney took No. 1 for the Australian city most interested in liposuction and rhinoplasty (Melbourne wasn’t far behind with a difference of nearly 10 percent).
Brisbane took the top once again for facelifts, showing 44 percent more interest than the No. 4 city of Perth.
Where we got our numbers: Pageviews for February 1 through April 30, 2015.
Interested in learning more about any of these procedures? Ask a doctor.