Over the years, it’s been common to think plastic and cosmetic surgery as being an exclusive luxury of the rich and famous. But a new survey released by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery suggests this view may be changing.
We know you have probably heard the stigmas of plastic/cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures. But as these procedures become more and more affordable for the common American, the stigmas attached to them and the people who provide those services are fading away too.
According to the survey, 71% of respondents think society is less judgmental about plastic surgery than it was 5 years ago. Slightly over 60% of respondents say this development is making them more open to considering cosmetic surgery options available to them.
The most acceptable plastic surgery procedures include: breast augmentation (42.4%), facelifts (32.2%) and tummy tucks (32.1%). Non-invasive procedures like laser hair removal (62.9%) and Botox (62.1%) enjoy higher favorability ratings. Additionally, 52% of respondents say they would tell their family about an invasive procedure they’re considering.
Approximately 20% of survey respondents say they would consider cosmetic surgery options in the future while 22% said they were unsure. Respondents under 40 were twice as likely to consider either an invasive or non-invasive procedure.
“It’s been a long road but thanks to the hard work of so many, cosmetic surgery is rightfully gaining acceptance in our society,” said Dr. Patrick McMenamin, AACS President. “We’ve reached a point where people are no longer quiet about having a cosmetic procedure and that is important to all of us.”
To boil all of this down, you don’t have to be so worried about what society thinks about cosmetic surgery, a trend that is certain to continue.
So if you’re looking for options to give you a new lease on life or are in need of reconstructive plastic surgery, contact Florida plastic surgeons at Accent Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics today!