NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey shows that more than half (56%) of all Americans approve of cosmetic plastic surgery and nearly one-third (30%) say they would consider having cosmetic surgery themselves, either now or in the future. The February 2009 consumer attitudes poll of 1000 American households was commissioned by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and conducted by the independent research firm Synovate.
Women are more likely than men to contemplate cosmetic surgery; 40% of women said they would consider having cosmetic surgery, compared to 18% of men. But many of those who might not want surgery themselves say it has nothing to do with what others might think. Almost three-quarters (73%) of all women and 69% of all men said that if they had cosmetic surgery, they would not be embarrassed if other people knew about it.
Opinion 2009 2000 Americans' general approval of cosmetic surgery Women 62% 61% Men 51% 63% Would not be embarrassed about having cosmetic surgery Women 73% 77% Men 69% 77% Would consider cosmetic surgery for self, now or in the future Women 40% 31% Men 18% 20% Would consider cosmetic surgery for self, now or in the future, by race/ethnicity [includes both men and women] White Americans 29% 26% Non-White Americans 31% 24%
Other key findings of the study include:
According to 2008 ASAPS Cosmetic Surgery Statistics, last year women had more than 9.3 million cosmetic procedures (92 percent of total), and men had over 800,000 procedures (8 percent of total). Overall, the number of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures decreased 12 percent from 2007. To access the complete 2008 ASAPS Statistics go to http://www.surgery.org/press/statistics-2008.php.
|SOURCE American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery|
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