ASAPS Newsroom - Americans Spend More Than $15 Billion on Aesthetic Procedures for the First Time Ever
NEW YORK, NY (March 15, 2017) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that Americans spent more than $15 billion dollars on combined surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures for the first time ever, accounting for an 11% increase over the past year alone. Surgical procedures account for 56% and nonsurgical procedures account for 44% of the total. This is the largest dollar amount spent on cosmetic surgery since ASAPS began its Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics survey two decades ago, in 1997.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Botox treatments among those 19 to 34 years of age are spiking. NBC’s Jo Ling Kent follows a 25-year-old student who sees Botox as just another form of skin-care maintenance. An expert says social media could be the cause of the Botox boom.
There’s a LOT more to it than just liposuction and boob jobs.
Does this sound familiar? After having a couple of kids, you just can’t feel comfortable with the way your body looks anymore. You have been exercising for a while, but it isn’t really working.
In an awards season that The Hollywood Reporter has dubbed #OscarsSoMale for the under-representation of female nominees, it may be interesting to note the (increasing) presence of Hollywood men in another area as well: Males are going under the needle and knife for cosmetic enhancement like never before.