Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cosmetic Procedures Grow Worldwide With Differing Favorites

Reports out of Paris by IMCAS show that the European market for cosmetic procedures is continuing to grow, and is expecting at least another 10% increase this year. Breast Augmentation and liposuction continue to be the top surgical procedures, while anti-wrinkle injections and laser treatments are strongest for non-invasive options.

Cosmetic Surgery Popularity Soars

Asia, too, reports strong growth, with demands highest in eyelid surgery and nose surgery. Growth estimates are upwards of 14% for these procedures, perhaps setting the pace for the region of strongest growth in cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures.

In the United States, growth continues despite the sluggish economic recovery. Some speculate that the continued interest in cosmetic procedures is lead by the need to remain competitive in today's tough job market. Whatever the reason, it certainly appears that cosmetic plastic surgery is no longer considered a taboo topic. We've noticed that more and more patients are openly discussing their surgeries with friends, family and acquaintances, and that it's being talked about as a positive, enhancing life experience.

If your're considering a cosmetic procedure, we encourage you to seek out services from a qualified professional who is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. For more information on what Board Certification means, visit The American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Board of Medical Specialties.


Robert N. Young, MD, FACS - View Dr. Young's Credentials
Dr. Young is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with an active practice and Surgical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He has over 30 years experience in plastic surgery, with a specialty in Breast Enhancement surgeries.