Makkah Daily said lately that Saudis spent in 2013 around SR826m on plastic surgery. They said the Kingdom is second only to Egypt in terms of expenditure on such operations in the Middle East and North Africa region. Saudi plastic surgeon Dr. Jamal Al-Jumaah claimed the Kingdom last year dropped to 28th place internationally from 22nd about three years ago. According to the Health Ministry, there are 316 plastic surgeons in the Kingdom who conducted about 144,000 plastic surgeries in five years, of which 59,158 operations (41%) were carried out in government hospitals. Al-Jumaah said there was an increase of about 7%in the number of plastic surgeries in the Kingdom last year compared to 2012.