According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), minimally invasive cosmetic procedures grew 66% from 2000-2006, and there is a growing market among men and younger patients, especially in metropolitan areas.
In a recent survey of dermatologists in the Epocrates network, the majority of participants reported an increase in patients’ requests for cosmetic procedures in the past 5 years, and 3 in 4 expect to see more patients for cosmetic enhancements.
Epocrates member Doris Day, MD, a New York-based dermatologist and author of “Forget the Facelift,” says that in 2008 “the cosmetic/aesthetic market will grow at an exponential rate thanks to newer, better, less invasive treatments. The patient dialogue is changing to not just lifting and tightening, but also to rejuvenating, enhancing and maintaining.”
We’d like to hear your opinions of and experiences with cosmetic procedures, such as:
- Would you undergo surgery to change your appearance?
- How do you advise patients who are unhappy with their looks?
- Do you think teenagers should be getting cosmetic surgery?
- Are we aging gracefully?
Please share your unique insights with the Epocrates community below.
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