Recession took its toll on the plastic surgery industry too, with the global economic downturn bringing down revenues by 3 per cent since 2008 in the USA.
The latest figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that breast enlargement, nose jobs, eyelid surgery, liposuction and tummy tucks were all down, with liposuction, been most disappointing.
AdvertisementThe top five procedures overall in 2009 were breast augmentation (down 6 per cent); nose reshaping (down 8 per cent); eyelid surgery (down 8 per cent); liposuction (down 19 per cent); and a "tummy tuck," or the surgical cutting of excess fat on the abdomen and stomach (down 5 per cent).
However, Botox and wrinkle fillers were up 99 per cent since 2000.
Also, facelifts among 55 years old and older has witnessed an increase.
"Interest in cosmetic makeovers is significant and expanding, especially by those seeking solutions to aging and body contouring, especially post-pregnancy," the Telegraph quoted Tom Seery, president of RealSelf.com, a social media website focused on cosmetic surgery, as saying.
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