Plastic Surgery Boosts With Economy
Plastic surgery procedures are increasing as the economy improves, reports Long Island Business News.
Plastic surgery rates increased by 9 percent up 1.6 million, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In 2010, nearly 9.5 million plastic surgeries were performed.
Business News notes that the prevalence of plastic surgery coincides with the ups and downs of the economy, as most who seek cosmetic alterations pay for their own surgeries rather than use their insurance.
Plastic surgery was down in 2009. The economy had taken a real hit, said Dr. Frederick Lukash to the Long Island Business News. Cosmetic plastic surgery tends to follow economic trends. When theres more discretionary money, people are feeling optimistic, theyll do it.
In 2010, nearly $10.7 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures, including injections, skin rejuvenations, and other non-surgical alterations.
Everybody does it to look better. The motivations vary. Some feel good, but dont look good. Their chronological age exceeds the way they feel about themselves, Lukash says. Some people try to stay competitive in the job market. Its a younger world. They figure if they can revitalize themselves, they stand a better chance.
Some people do it because they are at a new phase of their lives, he added. Theyre widowed or divorced and looking for a fresh start.