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Approval rating for cosmetic surgery highest in youth, according to ASAPS survey

Article-Approval rating for cosmetic surgery highest in youth, according to ASAPS survey

Los Alamitos, Calif. — The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), based here, has released results of a survey showing that men and women ages 18 to 24 have the highest approval rating for cosmetic surgery, reports

According to the survey, which polled 1,000 teens and young adults ages 18 and above, 69 percent of respondents are in favor of cosmetic surgery — a 7 percent increase from a similar survey performed in 2006. Men and women ages 65 and older had the lowest approval rating of cosmetic surgery, with 41 percent.

The survey shows that among all Americans, 78 percent of women and 79 percent of men say they would not be embarrassed if others knew they had cosmetic surgery. Also, 32 percent of women would consider cosmetic surgery as compared with 20 percent of men.
Other findings:

  • A significant majority of Americans (74 percent) say their attitude toward cosmetic surgery has not changed in the past five years, though 16 percent say their attitude is more favorable.
  • Men and women with children in their households are more likely to consider cosmetic surgery (29 percent), as compared with those without a child in their household (23 percent).
  • Men and women are nearly equal in their approval of cosmetic surgery, with women showing a slightly lower (56 percent) approval rating than men (57 percent).

The study was commissioned by the ASAPS and conducted by independent research firm Synovate.

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