You might imagine that nonessential procedures would have tapered off in 2009, considering it was a precarious year for the economy. However, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has found that overall demand for cosmetic surgery and treatments dropped a mere two percent, with approximately 10 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed last year.
In fact, since the ASAPS started recording these annual statistics in 1997, cosmetic procedures have skyrocketed by an amazing 147%.
So which procedures were most in-demand in 2009? The top five surgical procedures were breast augmentation (going strong thanks to 19- to 34-year-olds), liposuction, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nose jobs (rhinoplasty), and tummy tucks (abdominoplasty). The top five nonsurgical procedures were Botox and Dysport injections, hyaluronic acid injections, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
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