According to a recent report by RealSelf.com, the largest website for plastic surgery reviews and information, trends in the $20 billion medical-beauty industry are changing. Here are some highlights:
The “Mommy Makeover,” a combination of breast implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction, typically aimed at restoring the pre-pregnancy looks of mothers, is up 13 percent the past year. According to RealSelf.com: “On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest, patients experienced a boost in self-confidence (up four points), attractiveness (up three points) and sex life satisfaction (up two points).”
Dr. Nassif of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” fame cited two new procedures as rising plastic surgery trends: temple fillers and the Vampire Facelift, read more
I just read in the news that Mexico has announced the availability of low cost plastic surgery in Tijuana! This is exciting news, everyone. We’re all looking to save money in these tough economic times and flying down to one of the dirtiest, least regulated, and most crime-ridden regions of the planet is a fantastic way to save a little money on something that will last you the rest of your life. And because of the close proximity of facilities in Tijuana, you’ll probably have enough time to buy some bathtub mescal or get stabbed near a dusty bus station before Delta loses your luggage on the way home.
Let’s face it: travel has become boring because it’s too easy. read more
Plastic surgery is often thought of as being expensive, but if you look at it as an investment, it’s really not. Take a facelift, for example. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons places the average cost of a facelift at $6,881. A facelift lasts most patients at least eight years. Therefore, a conservative estimate puts the cost of a facelift at $875 a year, which is $73 a month, or $2.40 a day. So, in other words, you can make your face look younger and more beautiful at a price point below your cell phone bill and well below most car payments.
Ask yourself: what’s more important than your face? In general, attractive people have more successful careers, read more