Charting Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
If you’ve noticed recently that some of your clients are looking a little “nipped and tucked,” it’s probably not your imagination. According to researchers reporting in American Demographics, more and more people—especially minorities—are opting for or would like to have some type of cosmetic surgery.
In a national poll of 2,510 adults, 87 percent said they would change a particular body part through surgery if they could—and half of those said they would change multiple body parts. The body areas most often targeted for extreme makeover were the stomach/abdomen (65 percent), derriere (20 percent), legs (17 percent) and chest (13 percent). Fewer than 18 percent of the men and 10 percent of the women polled said they didn’t want to change a thing. (For a related article on why people are so dissatisfied with their physical appearance, see “The Body Image We See and Feel” on page 40.)
Here’s a look at the types of surgical procedures the survey respondents have had performed or would like to have done:
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