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Aussies outspend Americans on cosmetic procedures

Article-Aussies outspend Americans on cosmetic procedures

Sydney, Australia — Results of a recent survey show that Australians are spending nearly 40 percent more per capita on cosmetic procedures — both surgical and noninvasive — than Americans.

The survey, conducted by Costhetics, an Australian firm that provides analysis of cosmetic procedure data, revealed that Americans spend about $33,000 per 1,000 people while Australians spend about $48,000 per 1,000 people.

PRWeb quotes Costhetics co-founder Louisa McKay explaining the significant difference. “It could be that Australians just aren’t hurting financially as much as Americans, although the Australian stock market doesn’t really reflect that story,” she says. “Another possibility is the harsh sunlight Australians contend with, which has a significant effect on the aging process, increasing the appearance of wrinkles and sun-damaged skin. Or perhaps it’s just that Australians are more vain.”

The survey found that the top procedures for Australian women are breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tucks and eyelid surgery. For men, they were breast reduction, liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and cosmetic ear surgery.

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