Cosmetic Surgery More Popular Than Ever in the US

Despite a rough economy, more Americans than ever before are having cosmetic surgery. A recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) reported that more than 17 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in the United States in 2009. This represents an 8% increase over the number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed in 2008. It is also the largest number ever recorded for cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States in a single year.

According to the survey, there were increases in both invasive as well as non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures. Over the last five years, the biggest increase in surgical procedures was seen with blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and rhinoplasty (nose). Over the same period, laser-resurfacing, chemical peels, and fillers showed the biggest increase for the non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures category.

Despite a down economy, more Americans than ever before are having cosmetic surgery procedures. While many people think of tummy tucks or facelifts when they think about cosmetic surgery, the survey demonstrates that more people than ever before are undergoing the non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures such as Botox, fillers, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. The beauty of these types of procedures is that they are relatively inexpensive, have little to no downtime, and can provide dramatic results.

If you would like to learn more about any of the cosmetic surgery procedures mentioned or perhaps find out more about the many non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures available to you, contact us today at (302) 656-0214. Make the best investment you can possibly make, an investment in yourself and call us today!

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