Cosmetic Surgery – It Doesn’t Matter If Its Real Or Fake


Plastic surgery has become very common in our society. Although it has been around since 800 B.C, a trend that began in India, within the last 10 years, the rate of plastic surgeries performed has skyrocketed.

Within the last 10 years, the numbers for total cosmetic procedures have jumped from around 4,606,954 in 1999, to 11,701,031 in 2009. That is about a 7 million person increase, or 36% in 10 years! Ten years prior to that, from 1987 to 1997, plastic surgery was somewhat of a taboo.

Currently, the most popular procedures are non-surgical, like Botox, and those numbers have soared. Statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery had some interesting findings. In 2003, the top 5 surgical procedures for women were:

1. Liposuction
2. Breast Augmentation
3. Eyelid Surgery
4. Rhinoplasty
5. Breast Reduction
In 2008, the top 5 surgical procedures for women changed slightly. They are as follows:

1. Liposuction
2. Breast Augmentation
3. Eyelid Surgery
4. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
5. Breast Reduction

This is an interesting change. Although the Top 5 cosmetic surgeries have only changed in one category within the last 6 years, it shows how women are now placing more emphasis on the appearance of their stomachs.

This is not a surprising finding. The media practically expects for people to undergo plastic surgery, as many, popular TV reality series are quietly encouraging and promoting its practice. Additionally, the age brackets for individuals to get plastic surgery have decreased significantly. Now, there is an observatory influx for girls in high school to get various, cosmetic procedures when they have not even reached the age of 18. ftm surgery

Obviously, this is not a trend that will die out soon. On the contrary, the percentages of plastic surgeries are expected to increase heavily by the year 2015. In a mere, 6 years from now, the numbers for surgeries are predicted to grow from 12 million in 2009, to 55 million by 2015.

In 2015, the total percentage of individuals in the United States expected to receive cosmetic surgery is 27%. If this statistic was presented to the public in the 1980s, most people would be in total disbelief.

 


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