The Cosmetic Surgery Boom
Liposuction, nose jobs, breast augmentation, eyelid surgeries and tummy tucks
*originally posted in Long Island Press
Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, and why not? Medical advances have made both the procedures and recoveries safer than ever. According to the most recent statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more than 10.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in the United States in 2005, up 11 percent from the year before. The statistics show that more Americans are willing to invest in anti-aging remedies. For many, cosmetic plastic surgery is the new take on "growing old gracefully."
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