There are many reasons to consider cosmetic surgery – and many reasons to decide against it. One of the most important reasons why people who consider plastic surgery do not ultimately pursue a procedure is finances. According to a recent online survey conducted by Harris Interactive (on behalf of cosmetic treatment web community RealSelf.com), interest in cosmetic surgery is rising, and more of these surgeries would take place if finances were not an issue.
Considering the state of the economy, the fact that money is an inhibiting factor will not come as a shock; however, there are a few things that might come as a surprise:
- Of the 2,148 adults polled, the percentage interested in cosmetic surgery (but unable to pursue it due to finances) was 69% – that”s up 15 points from a November 2009 poll.
- Additionally, the survey shows that prospective patients (those in the 69%) are as interested in major changes (with procedures such as tummy tucks, facelifts, and liposuction) as they are in less invasive procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or injectable fillers.
I know that finances are a concern for my plastic surgery patients in Las Vegas. What are your thoughts? Are you considering cosmetic surgery? Is money the biggest issue standing in the way of your procedure?