The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery released the results of its annual survey for 2009, revealing a small increase in the number of non-surgical procedures and a moderate decrease in cosmetic surgeries such as abdominoplasty, liposuction and breast augmentation. According to the aesthetic society, overall demand for cosmetic treatments dropped only two percent in 2009. While plastic surgeons were clearly affected by the recession, many around the country are seeing strong demand in their communities and are therefore very optimistic.
Here in Raleigh, Dr. Davis says that in 2009 his practice saw an increase of 11.5 percent over 2008.
“Although the economy continues to have problems, particularly in terms of unemployment, patients who desire to have cosmetic surgery are finding a way to have it done,