Plastic surgery as well as minimally invasive procedures are on the rise in the US. According to a WebMD article, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, or ASAPS for short, between 1997 and 2010 the number of procedures completed overall rose 155%! Breast augmentation and liposuction led the top of the list for invasive procedures while Botox® and hyaluronic acid, used to plump lips, topped the less invasive procedures list. Increases are shown in both surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.
It’s most obvious in larger cities, as patients turn to surgeons Austin TX doctors report. The surgeons in Austin have seen their fair share of procedural requests increase as well. Retirees moving south for the warmth decide that the first thing they want once they’re settled is to “get a little work done”. But it’s not just this group looking for surgery; people as young as their teens are also having work done (although teens need their parents’ permission).
From 2007, even with a poor economy, plastic surgery continued to thrive. Reports from 2011 show that 1.6 million cosmetic surgeries and procedures were performed that year alone, a second year drive up from the significant drop off after 2008. USA Today was responsible for publishing these figures, and the only change in the list of surgeries requested was that liposuction in the number two spot was replaced by nose jobs. Liposuction slipped to third.
The baby boomers, ages ranging from 49 to 67, are requesting botox® and facelifts, which in the past year (2012) have also increased report the surgeons Austin TX patients see. In the next ten years, facelift procedures are expected to move up the list and probably surpass all other procedures except breast augmentation, which has always been and continues to be the number one procedure requested by women. And baby boomers seem to have taken over the botox® category, taking over 80% of all botox® appointments in 2008, according to Plastic Surgery Portal. Baby boomers are also just as prevalent in the numbers for eyelid surgeries, liposuction and breast augmentations.
Baby boomers are aging, and their children aren’t as young as they used to be either. The majority of the population is either approaching retirement or is retired already. With that aged appearance, one half of the adults in the U.S.. are trying to look younger than they are through plastic surgery.
We are even experiencing a rise in men seeking cosmetic enhancement. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has reported a 121% increase in procedures performed on men between 1997 and 2011.
We like to see that people are increasingly health and body conscious. Feeling comfortable with one’s permanent home—the body—is very important in maintaining one’s spiritual health and confidence, which also translates to physical health and overall well-being.