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  • Why are more people investing in cosmetic surgery?

    The numbers don't lie. According to the 2013 statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more people are seeking plastic surgery than ever, with more than 11 million procedures taking place last year alone. American spent more money in 2013 than they have in more than five years.   

    While the rising popularity cannot be denied, several people are left wondering: What changed? 

  • How much do celebrities influence plastic surgery trends?

    Hollywood celebs are known for their perfect bodies and beautiful faces. Plastic surgeons may hear requests to mimic features of the stars, such as wanting fuller lips like Angelina Jolie or a straighter nose like Jennifer Aniston, but in spite of recent news stories, it is rare for men and women to seek procedures that make them resemble those stars completely. 

  • Cosmetic procedures are a standard in Brazil

    While some nations may not feel favorably toward plastic surgery, residents of Brazil not only acknowledge the practice as acceptable, but the majority recognize the benefits associated with cosmetic procedures. 

  • Cosmetic surgery: How far is too far?

    While the majority of plastic surgery patients only opt for one or two procedures, there is a select crowd of people who undergo a string of expensive and extensive surgeries to drastically alter their appearance. These recipients may be small in number, but they tend to garner large amounts of media attention, most of which is generally negative.  

    Whether they're dropping dollars to look like Justin Bieber or shelling cash to resemble a Kardashian, these individuals leave us wondering: How far is too far when it comes to plastic surgery? 

  • 2013 cosmetic procedure statistics show healthy economy

    If you believe that increased cosmetic procedure spending is a positive economic indicator, you will be encouraged by the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Americans underwent 12 percent more cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States in 2013 than in 2012. Expenditures for these procedures amounted to 12 billion dollars – 7 billion for surgical procedures and 5 billion for nonsurgical procedures. 

  • ASAPS releases 2013 statistics

    The numbers are in: According to the 2013 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans spent more money on cosmetic surgery in 2013 than they did in almost five years. 

  • Are selfies altering our self-perception?

    There's no denying the power of the selfie. Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded selfie nearly broke Twitter with almost 3.5 million retweets, but the younger generation has been taking and posting this type of picture since photo-sharing options were first made popular on social media. 

  • Medical tourism: Is it worth it?

    Americans like to cut cost corners at every bend, whether they're participating in extreme couponing or purchasing off-brand products to save a few dollars. While consumers can easily rationalize picking one cheaper item over another at the grocery store, some are more concerned with lower prices than they are about their own health. 

  • Forget Photoshop: Plastic surgeons use 3-D technology to show results

    Mirror, mirror tell me the truth: after my surgery, will I look like a brute?  

  • Combination procedures may be on the rise

    You've probably heard of the Mommy Makeover - a set of cosmetic operations meant to help moms re-gain their figures - and wondered to yourself how practical it is to get a breast augmentation, liposuction and a tummy tuck all at once. While it's not an ideal option for everyone, many plastic surgeon's have found that a package deal actually works for many women - increasingly so. 

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