Even though many Americans were recovering from the economic problems of 2009 and 2010, a good number of consumers did manage to include plastic surgery in their budgets this past year. Surgeons around the country noticed a steady increase in demand for more affordable procedures like Botox, non-invasive facelifts, and other minimally-invasive procedures, as well as continued demand for breast augmentation, liposuction, and other popular plastic surgery procedures.
Some doctors reported that the 2011 holiday season was their busiest season of the year. Tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast augmentation were at the top of the wish list for many women who had been planning to go under the knife during the recession. Americans did end up spending slightly more in 2011 and some may have simply felt more comfortable spending money on luxury purchases like plastic surgery.
According to Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel who interviewed with TheDailyBeast.com last month, his practice saw approximately 2,000 more patients last year and about 90 percent of them were women. He claims that most people heading to his Texas cosmetic surgery center simply want to look younger and some also want to give their careers a boost. For many, looking younger simply gives them a competitive advantage in their career. A lot of people just want to feel like cosmetic surgery can improve their self-confidence as well.
If you’re thinking about getting plastic surgery in 2012, make sure you’re working with the right doctor. Set up a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options.