Plastic Surgery Surges in 2009 While Prompting Debates
Last updated at 12:00, Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Advertising Feature. Instead of dwelling on the dismal economic situation, Britons opted to make their lives happy and give their confidence a boost with breast implants and other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Surgeons noted a significant increase in demand for breast reduction surgery and other procedures throughout 2009. A number of industry related discussions accompanied the increase in popularity in a continual effort to ensure these practices remain as healthy and successful as possible.
More Invasive and Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2009
Breast implants or breast reduction surgery, liposuction surgery facelifts are just a few of the procedures Britons were having done in 2009. In fact, surgical procedures increased by 9% for the year with an increase of 50% over the year's monthly average in December alone. Botox injections and other non-surgical procedures also saw an increase with a 30% increase over the monthly average and 2008 levels. The most popular treatments, however, included tummy tucks and other procedures intended to aid with weight-loss and help patients look thinner.
After analyzing the data, cosmetic surgery professionals indicate there were three main factors that contributed to this substantial growth. Transform, a British cosmetic surgery chain, contributed a lot of its success in December to a discount offered to patients getting multiple treatments throughout the month.
Other plastic surgeons noted that a large number of banking and educational professionals held off their treatments until December in order to have enough downtime to heal and recover. Patients were also getting minor cosmetic treatments throughout the month in preparation for important holiday gatherings and celebrations.
Popularity Surge Triggers In-Depth Discussions of Many Industry Topics
Psychologists and industry experts including members of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons debated a number of topics throughout 2009. To open the subjects, these professionals wrote articles targeted at the general public and published them in a number of medical journals.
Advertising and whether or not it should be allowed was a big one. Some professionals feel the UK should follow France's lead and ban all advertising of breast implants and other procedures while others see no reason not to advertise and only advocate banning the targeting of minors.
Regulations and the licensing of professional plastic surgeons were also hotly debated in 2009. One subject that all professionals could agree on, however was the importance of safety for all and the education of patients. Regardless of whether these professionals are performing breast reduction surgery and other invasive procedures, or giving Botox injections and other minor treatments, you can be sure these discussions will continue through 2010 and beyond.
While 2009 definitely saw substantial growth in the plastic surgery industry, the discussions have also produced a number of healthy benefits to improve the entire industry. In the meantime, professionals will continue to perform breast implants, breast reduction surgery, Botox injections, and many other procedures while working to keep themselves and their patients safe, happy, healthy, and beautiful.
First published at 16:59, Wednesday, 27 January 2010
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