As the economy continues a slow climb back to health, Americans are spending more on cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. Rather than a luxury, many people see delaying the effects of aging as an investment in their careers, their relationships, and their self-esteem. FloridaToday.com reports on some cutting edge technologies that are making plastic surgery better, faster, and safer:
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 11 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2013. Americans spent nearly $7 billion on surgical procedures, including breast augmentation; nose reshaping, clinically known as rhinoplasty; eyelid surgery; liposuction and facelift procedures. Though breast lifts were not as popular this past year, patient’s requesting the procedure have increased by nearly 70 percent since 2000.
In addition, Americans spent nearly $5 billion on nonsurgical cosmetic procedures last year. Nonsurgical treatments such as Botox, volumizing facial fillers such as Juvederm, chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion have continued to increase in popularity annually.
So what does this continued increase in surgical and nonsurgical procedures mean?
In my opinion, although our country may still be recovering economically from the financial crisis that started in 2006, individuals deem cosmetic procedures as investments. These investments increase self-esteem, give them an edge in a competitive job market and, ultimately, make them happy. Full story @ FloridaToday.com
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