Nose Jobs and Tummy Tucks: Sign of a Recovering Economy?

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Earlier this week, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons* released 2010’s cosmetic surgery statistics, and it looks like the number of people getting plastic surgery is on the rise, which we think is a pretty good indicator of a rebounding economy.

In 2010, there were 13.1 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, which is a 5 percent increase from 2009.

“… As the aging population continues to grow, people are investing in plastic surgery procedures to help stay competitive in the workplace,” said ASPS President, Phillip Haeck, MD.

The top five surgical procedures in 2010 were:

  • Breast augmentation (296,000)
  • Nose reshaping (252,000)
  • Eyelid surgery (209,000)
  • Liposuction (203,000)
  • Tummy tuck (116,000)

All indicators point to the fact that there is a newfound demand for plastic surgery. People are willing to spend money again to look their best and feel confident about themselves. And after the past few years, who would blame them?

Here are a few more 2010 statistics on the top non-surgical procedures/injectables. Again, Botox tops the list. In fact, Botox was up 12 percent last year–and fat injections went up by 14 percent:

  • Botulinum toxin type A (5.4 million)
  • Soft tissue fillers (1.8 million)
  • Chemical peel (1.1 million)
  • Laser hair removal (938,000)
  • Microdermabrasion (825,000)

So yes—more and more people are enhancing their looks these days, but what about you? Are you ready? We understand the nerves that go with making a big decision like plastic surgery, but rest assured, you are in good hands with Dr. Pope and his team of qualified practicioners.

No matter if it’s your first time getting plastic surgery or if you are seeking a revisionist surgeon with the experience and expertise your last surgeon was lacking, Pope Plastic Surgery is where you’ll find a brand new you—and a support team that can help you along the way.

*Dr. George Pope is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPC), the organization who released the details mentioned in this blog post. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 7,000 physician members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

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