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2013 to Witness a Significant Growth in Global Cosmetic Surgery


A growth of 10% was witnessed by the global cosmetic surgery market last year. If a recent IMCAS report is to be believed, the market will see a similar growth rate in 2013 as well. A staggering $6 billion was earned from surgical procedures like breast augmentations and liposuction and non-invasive treatments like anti-wrinkle injections and lasers in 2012. According to the report, this figure is all set to reach $6.6 billion this year.

Interestingly, the strongest growth will perhaps be seen by the Asian market since there is a rising demand for treatments like nose and eyelid surgery, thereby boosting the market by 14%. The growth rate of the European market, on the other hand, is expected to be around 6.6% in 2013.

All these impressive figures prove that cosmetic surgery has finally managed to enter the mainstream market with a bang and debunk any negative stereotypes it may suffer from in the past. You might be surprised to know that as many as 9 million non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures were performed in 2011 in the U.S. alone.

One might easily expect to come across individuals who may have undergone some kind of cosmetic surgery. Although it is increasingly more common, many might still want to keep their procedures private so inquiring could be considered rude. It is not considered good etiquette to inquire directly about it because not everyone may be ready to share with the world. In that case, it can be extremely rude.

Cosmetic surgeries are often invasive and therefore demand a considerable recovery time. In fact, patients are often advised by doctors to wear a post surgical compression garment for a certain period of time for the purpose of giving more support to the injured tissue. Garments also ensure quicker healing of wounds and are recommended for a range of surgeries including tummy tucks, liposuction, abdominoplasty, mastopexy, breast reconstruction, brachioplasty, facial surgeries.

With facial reconstruction the procedure may be very evident the individual has gone under the knife, so it depends completely on whether the patient wants to share his experience with others or not.

Whether a patient wants to make public regarding his surgery or not, there is no doubt that cosmetic surgery is the “in-thing” to do right now.