We see it all the time — our favorite actors or reality television stars getting nipped, tucked, tightened and brightened. While some might go to extremes, others end up with results that look quite natural and obtainable.
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Some might be under the impression that plastic surgery is just for famous or very vain individuals. However, you might be surprised to find out that a lot of people are turning to it more and more.
The numbers say it all
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 18.1 million cosmetic procedures and 5.9 million reconstructive procedures were performed stateside in 2019. Of the 18.1 million cosmetic procedures, women accounted for 92% of them while men accounted for 8%. As for the age group that had the most cosmetic procedures last year, 40- to 50-year-olds obtained 49% of them.
The top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2019 were:
And the top non-invasive cosmetic procedures for 2019 were:
So, if you’ve been considering plastic surgery and wondering if it’s safe to have a procedure done during the pandemic, keep reading to get some helpful insights from facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Patrick Byrne, MD, MBA, and Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute.
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