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Consumers and plastic surgeons say economy is cutting into cosmetic procedures
Date:10/28/2008

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  • Region most affected Southeast
  • Region least affected - West
  • 64 percent report a decrease in liposuction
    • Region most affected Northeast
    • Region least affected - Midwest
  • 49 percent report a decrease eye-lid surgery
    • Region most affected Northeast
    • Region least affected - Midwest
  • 44 percent report a decrease in nose reshaping
    • Region most affected Southeast
    • Region least affected - Midwest

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures:

  • 73 percent (almost 3 out of 4) report an increased or stable demand for procedures like Botox, chemical peels, and hyaluronic fillers.
    • Largest increase - Northeast
    • Smallest increase - West

"It is very clear the economy is affecting the demand for surgical cosmetic procedures. We are hearing that from consumers and plastic surgeons. While all areas of the country are being negatively impacted, right now it appears the eastern part has been affected to a greater extent. The Midwest has fared a bit better. There is good news here regarding the cosmetic medicine aspect of our members' practices. And while ASPS Member Surgeons are feeling the impact of the economy, we anticipate the historic bounce when patients return as the economy improves," Dr. D'Amico says.


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American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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