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One in four would get surgery if not for costs

Article-One in four would get surgery if not for costs

Whiting, Ind. — Nearly one-fourth of U.S. adults say they would get plastic surgery if cost were not an issue.

That’s one of the results of a recent Harris Interactive online poll conducted Jan. 5 to Jan. 9 among 2,541 respondents ages 18 and older. Harris conducted the survey on behalf of, a Whiting-based online coupon website.

PRNewswire reports that overall, 23 percent of adult respondents said they would have a cosmetic procedure done if cost were not a consideration. That response broke down to 28 percent among women and 18 percent among men.

Fifteen percent of respondents said they would consider getting plastic surgery regardless of cost.

The survey also revealed that 9 percent of women ages 18 to 44 said they have used a coupon or a daily deal to help pay for a cosmetic procedure, and that 22 percent of adults who haven’t used a coupon or daily deal to help pay for a procedure said they would consider it. That response was broken down among women and men at 31 and 23 percent, respectively.

Five percent of the respondents said they have used a coupon or daily deal for other medical procedures, such as teeth cleaning or a doctor’s visit. Of those who have used a coupon for a medical procedure, 34 percent said they did so to help bridge gaps in medical insurance coverage.

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