There”s no denying that plastic surgery has been and continues to be extremely popular – not just in Louisville. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2009 a total of 1.5 million plastic surgery procedures and 12.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed. In just a little under a decade, the number of cosmetic procedures performed has increased a total of 69%. While these numbers make it clear that plastic and cosmetic surgery is on the rise in the U.S., the real question is: Why? What has made more people interested in aesthetic surgery and treatments?
I think there are many factors contributing to this rise. For starters, plastic surgery is much more common and much more widely accepted than it once was. Additionally, as advances in medicine have occurred, cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery have become more affordable and more available to a variety of different people.
I also believe that the availability of information about plastic surgery on the Internet has contributed to the increased number of procedures. In the past, information on plastic surgery was not as readily available, but now there are plenty of before and after photos, blogs like this one, patient reviews and other info that makes it easier to get started without having to take that big step of talking with a plastic surgeon right away.
As people continue to value feeling and looking their best, it”s likely that plastic surgery will remain popular for years to come. People live longer, stay younger longer and want to look how they feel.