Expected Growth of Plastic Surgery in 2013

Throughout the world, plastic surgery grew a massive 10 percent in 2012 and is predicted to be on the same path in 2013, according to a report published by the International Master Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS). This should really come as no surprise as these days, men, women and even some teenagers are doing all they can to not only look but feel good. As a result of this desire to improve one’s appearance, many select to go under the knife.

In 2012, surgeries like tummy tucks and breast augmentation and minimally invasive procedures like Botox® amounted to almost $6 billion and are expected to total more than $7.5 billion in 2013. Interestingly, it is not the United States that is expected to see the biggest rise in these operations, but rather Asia. IMCAS reported that eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty will likely be especially popular, which may lead to an impressive 14 percent jump in the number of overall procedures performed.

The European market is estimated to grow at a slightly slower rate than Asia, approximately 6.6 percent this year. However, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Americans still undergo the most operations, and Brazil comes in second place, followed by the European countries of Italy, France, and finally, Germany.

Making the decision to go under the knife is a big one and should never be taken lightly. If you would like to better your appearance and boost your self-esteem, consider scheduling a consultation with a Nashville plastic surgery firm. Board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Lett can answer any questions you have including what certain procedures involve and what they cost.