When the Great Recession hit, people throughout the United States were forced to curb their spending as they dealt with the repercussions of the economic downturn. As a result, the number of Americans who opted to get plastic surgery dropped between 2008 and 2011, reports Palm Beach Daily News. However, according to the news outlet, as more and more people have regained their financial footing over the past few years, this trend has been reversing.

“Requests for surgical procedures are on the rise, with rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and facelifts being the most requested in 2012, [the latest year for which statistics are available],” said a spokesperson from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as noted by the source. “Among all procedures, the largest increase was in requests for facelifts and blepharoplasty.”

The news outlet reports that cosmetic surgery among men, especially, has grown in popularity in recent years. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reveals that nose jobs are most common among this demographic. In fact, rhinoplasty is becoming more popular among people under the age of 35, too.

For many people, plastic surgery can be a great way to boost their confidence and make them feel happier about their general physical appearance. If you’re considering a particular procedure, your best bet is to find board certified plastic surgeons in your area who have years of experience changing people’s lives for the better.

Contact The Lett Center, a Nashville cosmetic surgery facility, today to schedule an appointment with a skilled surgeon.