Plastic surgery is not a new concept, but it’s becoming increasingly common in the developed world, and it’s now costing more in the US than it did 20 years ago.
The average price for a plastic surgery operation is now $18,000 per operation, according to a new report by the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
Here are a few of the reasons why.1.
More people are choosing to see a plastic surgeon than ever beforeThere have been big shifts in the way Americans go about seeking treatment for cosmetic problems, and the American Academy of Plastic Surgery estimates that the number of plastic surgery patients in the U.S. rose from 1.2 million in 2008 to 2.2 billion in 2017.
A decade ago, the number was just under 1 million.2.
Surgery is becoming more affordableThe average cost of a plastic operation in the United States rose by $8,800 between 2014 and 2017.
This includes both cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.3.
More women and more men have had their surgeries doneThis is also true for men.
More than 90 percent of women who had a cosmetic operation in 2016 were now using a surgeon.
That’s up from 80 percent in 2004, according the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a nonprofit group that advocates for the rights of physicians.4.
More Americans are choosing plastic surgery in the middle of the nightMore people are getting surgery in person, rather than by appointment.
The number of U.K. patients undergoing cosmetic surgery has increased by about 25 percent since 2016.5.
Plastic surgery surgery is getting more affordableMost people who have had a plastic or reconstructive procedure have not paid for it, according a recent survey from The National Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The National Foundation for Cosmetic Surgery estimates the average cost for a cosmetic surgery in America has gone down by nearly 20 percent since the 1990s.6.
Plastic surgeries are becoming more accessibleThere are now fewer costs for the procedure than in the past.
For example, a plastic procedure for breast augmentation can cost $100,000 in the UK and $180,000 elsewhere.
But for breast cancer, the cost is now less than $1,000, the National Cancer Institute estimates.7.
Cosmetic surgery is making its way to new marketsThe cosmetic industry has been in a long-term decline for decades.
In recent years, the cosmetic industry as a whole has seen a sharp decline in revenue, but for cosmetic surgery, the industry is making an even sharper turn around.8.
Cosmetic surgeons are getting more educated and more experiencedThere are some notable trends in cosmetic surgery from the past 20 years, according an Associated Press story from 2016.
The American Association for Cosmetic Surgeons says that the average number of years of experience gained has more than doubled since 1999.9.
Cosmetic surgeries are now seen as more important than everThe American Association says the average amount of money that cosmetic surgeons earn is the highest it has ever been in the history of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.10.
Cosmetic procedures are now more affordableIt’s not just cosmetic surgery that is more affordable, but the cost of all types of surgeries.
The price of a heart bypass operation has dropped by more than 40 percent since 1999, and a breast augement surgery has been reduced by more the same.