Cosmetic surgery rebounds from the recession in the US

12th April 2011

The recession-hit cosmetic surgery industry in America has rebounded, with a nine per cent increase in procedures so far this year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Breast augmentation was the most popular procedure, according the organisation, with more than 318,000 taking place in 2010. Liposuction, eyelid surgery and breast reduction were also included in the most sought-after list.

The ASAPS put the increase in popularity down to the fact that people were regaining confidence in the economy following the recession.

Felmont Eaves III, MD, Aesthetic Society president, said: "These numbers mirror what we have been hearing across the country this past year. Patients who put off surgery because of uncertainty in the economy and the job market are coming back for tried and true procedures. Growth in demand will likely continue as the recession eases and baby boomers and their offspring begin to explore surgical and nonsurgical options."

Non-surgical procedures including laser hair removal, chemical peels and Botox have also been on the rise in the US.

A writer for website Articles Base said that liposuction was the most popular procedure in the UK, followed by breast enlargement.

Posted by Edward Bartel

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