Wherein lies beauty? These days statistics know everything, so the answer can easily be found in the information recently issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In the opinion of American women breasts are the main asset, which is clearly shown by the fact that the numbers for breast implants and Botox are on the steady rise – and have been so over ten years.
That state of things is not shared by all cosmetic procedures – some of them had to recede into the shade. Liposuction and rhinoplasty, those popular surgeries of old, have long yielded before the onrush of filler injections – Botox increase, for example, gave an astonishing 584% over the past years of this century.
As cited in the New York Times health blog, the latest Plastic Surgery Statistics for the first decade of the 21st century reveal about 40% rise of implant surgeries. The year 2010 registers nearly 300,000 of them. (It’s interesting to note that around 40% of implant surgeries were done by women from Pacific and Mountain states. Have we got Real Housewives to account for it?)
For cosmetic doctors 2010 was quite an arduous year with well over 13 million procedures performed – 5% more than the number for the year 2009. Are American women so intent to become the most beautiful over the globe? For how long will they be pushing these numbers up? Let’s wait for the next bunch of statistics.
Source of the image: Photl.