The demand for cosmetic surgery continues to soar around the world. More and more beauty conscious people, including men, women and teens, are now choosing to undergo the surgeon’s knife to beautify their physical appearance and enhance their overall body looks, despite the fact that it is truly going to cost them a fortune.
These days cosmetic surgery is no longer an exclusive beauty secret of rich and famous personalities. It is now a common request among general public.
In today’s appearance-conscious society, almost every woman wishes to have fuller lips and a tighter behind. Not only women, these days even men are increasingly choosing appearance-enhancing cosmetic surgery procedures to get a better defined shape on both their bodies and faces.
Cosmetic (aesthetic) surgery is one of the subsets of plastic surgery alongside reconstructive surgery.
Cosmetic surgery is performed to improve the look of a person’s body part that is within a range of normal appearance and functions normally. This surgery is typically done to enhance the normal body structure beyond the average level toward some aesthetic ideal. As well, it gives patients a powerful boost in confidence.
The popular cosmetic surgery procedures include Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty); Breast enlargement (breast augmentation); breast lift (Mastopexy); Breast reduction; Male breast reduction (gynecomastia); Buttock augmentation; Buttock lift; Nose job (rhinoplasty); Ear surgery (otoplasty); Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty); Brow lift; Facelift (rhytidectomy); Liposuction (suction-assisted lipectomy); Chin augmentation and Hair transplantation.
Surging Trend of Cosmetic Surgery
In the past couple of years, the cosmetic surgery has exploded in demand. A stupendous number of people who want to look their best are increasingly electing to have a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures to correct or beautify specific part(s) of their body.
Technological advances, availability of minimally invasive anti-ageing and cosmetic surgery procedures for the face, breasts, buttocks or other body parts, as well as the highly skilled aesthetic surgeons and the desire to look like TV and film stars are the major factor driving a boom in cosmetic surgery.
Based on ASPS’ 2011 statistics, it is clear that the demand for cosmetic surgery procedures (both surgical and minimally invasive) increased dramatically, with Breast augmentation (307,000 procedures), Rhinoplasty or nose job (244,000), Liposuction (205,000), Eyelid surgery (196,000) and Facelift (119,000) remained most in demand last year in the United States.
The top five minimally invasive procedures performed in 2011 in the United States include Botox (5.7 million procedures); Soft tissue fillers (1.9 million); Chemical peel (1.1 million); Laser hair removal (1.1 million) and Microdermabrasion (900,000).
The cost of cosmetic surgery varies from country to country and state to state, depending on factors like what type of procedure the patient chooses as well as experience of the surgeon and the reputation of aesthetic clinic the patient elects to get the body rejuvenation done.
For example, breast augmentation has different price range than rhinoplasty or facelift. The cost of boob job largely depends on the shape and size of the breast implant, as well as the type of the implant (saline or silicon). Likewise, an extensively experienced surgeon with excellent cosmetic skills may charge higher prices.
The price also varies from clinic to clinic and even by region and country. Getting body enhancement procedures may cost you a fortune in the affluent countries of the world, namely US, Canada, Australia, UK and other European countries. However, in some developing and newly industrialized countries the prices are dramatically lower than in the developed countries.
The low-income and uninsured people who have not been able to shell out a fortune to look good in their local aesthetic clinics can consider undergoing the surgery in countries like India, Thailand, Mexico and Costa Rica where these procedures come at a price that will certainly surprise you.