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Plastic Surgery Is More Popular Than Ever

By December 12, 2011 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

We might be cutting back on basics, but we’re pouring money into our looks. Can lip injections and butt lifts really save our souls?

For Christmas this year, 24-year-old Amanda Haack, an optician in suburban Michigan, is getting the gift of so many young women’s dreams: a tummy tuck, courtesy of her sister…

The economy may be a shambles this holiday season, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the cosmetic-surgery business. After a slight dip at the peak of the recession in 2008, the industry has rebounded in the last two years, even as most Americans were scrimping and saving on so much else. Between 2009 and 2010, Americans spent 3.8 percent less on food, 2 percent less on housing, 1.4 percent less on clothes, and 7 percent less on entertainment. At the same time, we spent 1.3 percent more on breast augmentation, 5.1 percent more on lipo, 8.1 percent more on eyelid surgery, and a whopping 24.4 percent more on butt lifts. The average American income during this period fell 0.6 percent, to $62,481.

Of course, the people who can afford such surgeries tend to have more disposable income, but relatively few are in the top 1 percent—or even close to it. Nearly one third of cosmetic-surgery patients make less than $30,000 a year, and about 70 percent make less than $60,000, according to a 2009 study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. And those who can’t afford it finance it: in recent years, a whole industry has sprouted to lend money to people who want to alter their bodies. General Electric’s CareCredit is one such company; Cosmetic Surgery Financing is another. CareCredit works with more than 150,000 doctors around the country and charges interest rates up to 26.99 percent on loans. cosmetic dentist london  Some doctors say this holiday season is their busiest yet. Haack’s surgeon is Dr. Tony Youn, and his calendar has been booked for three months. In a four-week period, he’ll perform a dozen breast augmentations, 11 liposuctions, and eight tummy tucks. His patients come from all walks, from the well-to-do to the struggling, the very successful to the unemployed. Around one in six of Youn’s patients will borrow money to pay for the procedures…

“There are pressures to look young in the workplace,” says Hitsous, whose own dermatologist was on hand to perform three facial cosmetic procedures on her: a fractional laser to the upper lip, which gets rid of fine lines and wrinkles; a Juvéderm injection to the area around her nose, also to fill in wrinkles; and a little Botox around the lips. When the presentation—“A Sexy Smile & Fresh Lips”—was finished, the small audience applauded. cosmetic dentist london…read more

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