Everyone wants to look like someone else, and now they can!
Plastic Surgery is used to enhance the shape and appearence of some parts of the body. People undergo plastic surgery for many different reasons. Some women undergo plastic surgery for serious reasons, such as to fix body parts, but other people undergo plastic surgery just because they want to change their appearence to look like someone else.
Above: Nadya Suleman (Octo Mom) and Angelina Jolie
Plastic Surgery is not always pretty. When most people think about plastic surgery they just think it can inhance their appearence and make them look better, but that is not always the case. In some cases, people think that they are inhancing their looks, but they are really making themselves look worse.
Above: Jocelyn Wildenstein
Plastic Surgery statistics have changed over the years, they only go up.
- There were nearly 11.7 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2007.
- Americans spent just over $13 billion on cosmetic procedures; $8.3 billion was for surgical procedures, and $4.7 billion was for nonsurgical procedures.
- The top five surgical cosmetic procedures in 2007 were: liposuction (456,828 procedures); breast augmentation (399,440 procedures); eyelid surgery (240,763 procedures); abdominoplasty (185,335 procedures); and breast reduction (153,087 procedures).
- The top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2007 were: Botox injection (2,775,176 procedures); hyaluronic acid (1,448,716 procedures); laser hair removal (1,412,657 procedures); microdermabrasion (829,658 procedures); and IPL laser treatment (647,707 procedures).
- Men had nearly 1.1 million cosmetic procedures, increased 17% from 2006.
- The top five surgical procedures for men were: liposuction, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, breast reduction to treat enlarged male breasts, and hair transplantation.
- People age 35-50 had the most procedures
- The most common procedures for age 18-and-under were: laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, chemical peel, otoplasty (ear reshaping) and rhinoplasty.
Plastic Surgery will only continue to grow each year, and people, men and women, will continue to try and inhance their appearences. Some will succeed and some will not.