Los Alamitos, Calif. — According to statistics released recently by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, public approval of cosmetic surgery appears to be at an all-time high.
The Los Alamitos-bases ASAPS’s 10th Consumer Attitudes Study surveyed 1,000 Americans above the age of 18. Among the findings:
- 62 percent of respondents were in favor of cosmetic surgery, an 8 percent increase from 2006, and the highest rating since the study was implemented a decade ago.
- Men (61 percent) and women (63 percent) were almost equally likely to approve of cosmetic surgery, while females were 16 percent more likely to consider plastic surgery than men.
- Senior citizens (ages 65 and above) were 11 percent more likely to approve of cosmetic surgery now than they were in 2006.
- Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 were more likely to approve of cosmetic surgery than those in any other age group.
According to 2006 ASAPS statistics, women had more than 10 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and men had nearly 1 million. Overall, there was a 1 percent increase in the total number of cosmetic procedures performed.