The Aesthetic Guide is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

51% now OK with cosmetic surgery

Article-51% now OK with cosmetic surgery

New York — A survey commissioned by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) shows that 51 percent of all Americans, regardless of income, approve of cosmetic plastic surgery — a 3 percent increase over 2009’s statistic, Medical News Today reports.

Here’s how the approval/income statistic breaks down: Fifty-two percent of respondents with an annual income of less than $25,000 approve of cosmetic surgery; 48 percent with an income between $25,000 and $50,000 approve; 45 percent with an income between $50,000 and $75,000 approve; and 56 percent of respondents with an income above $75,000 approve. Twenty-nine percent of respondents who earn less than $25,000 a year would consider cosmetic surgery for themselves.

Genderwise, 53 percent of women and 49 percent of men say they approve of cosmetic surgery.

Other survey findings:
• 67 percent of Americans would not be embarrassed if their friends and family knew they had had cosmetic surgery.
• 27 percent of married Americans and 33 percent of single Americans would consider cosmetic surgery for themselves, either now or in the future.
• 67 percent of white Americans and 72 percent of non-white Americans would not be embarrassed about having cosmetic surgery.
• 71 percent of respondents said their attitude toward cosmetic surgery had not changed in the last five years, though 20 percent said it was more favorable.
• Out of all age groups, people between the ages of 18 and 24 are the most likely to consider plastic surgery for themselves, now or in the future (37 percent).
• 77 percent of Americans age 65 or older say they would not be embarrassed about having cosmetic surgery.

According to the ASAPS, nearly 9.5 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States last year.

Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish