reprinted from Time – It’s well known that gym membership signups spike on January 1. But there are other ways to kick off the new year with a new look. Cosmetic procedures soar at this time of year, and the “gifting” of plastic surgery is reportedly a rising holiday season trend. Read more:
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(CBS Detroit) It’s a busy time of year for plastic surgeons for a couple of reasons.
First, because many people have extra time off around the holidays, they get procedures like breast implants or a tummy tuck done, so they have recovery time… Read more
More people are getting tummy tucks and other so-called body-contouring procedures after losing a large amount of weight. While vanity may play a role in the decision to have such a surgery, new research shows that there are significant health benefits to these operations, including motivating patients to keep their weight in check. Read more from The Wall Street Journal
First lady Michelle Obama didn’t start the trend, but she has definitely defined the style some have nicknamed the call to arms. As in sleeveless, buffed triceps and biceps, strong enough to multitask yet gentle enough to hug. These days, arms sans sleeves is as much a fashion staple as the little black dress. Read more reprinted from the Kansas City Star
Fewer Americans seem to be frowning on cosmetic plastic surgery.
People may be struggling with gas prices and health care costs, but cosmetic plastic surgery procedures rose 5% from 2011 to 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports. Last year, 14.6 million procedures, including minimally invasive and surgical, were performed in the U.S., according to the organization’s annual statistics. Read more…
Reprinted from Cathy Payne, USA TODAY
I agree with this story on channel 10 WBIR.Com that more men are getting plastic surgery. It’s a new trend related to an improving economy and competitive job market. The most popular procedures are targeted to the eyes and neck. ASPS data reports 13.8 million procedures, both surgical and minimally invasive, were performed in the United States in 2011. That’s up 5 percent from 2010.