Archive for July, 2006

San Diego Plastic Surgery Questions to Ask!

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Cosmetic questions for you and your doctor

San Antonio Express-NewsQuestions to ask yourself before having surgical or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures:
• What procedure(s) are you interested in having done, and how long have you wanted to do this?
• Why and why now? To look refreshed and more youthful, improve or change problem areas or be more confident in your appearance?
• Are you doing this for yourself or to please someone or change someone?
• Do you expect the cosmetic procedure(s) to change your life or make you happier?
• Are you doing this to look like a favorite celebrity?
• Do you have realistic goals and expectations about results and what the procedure(s) can and can’t do?
• Do you understand there are medical risks, pain and limitations involved in the procedure(s)?
• Have you considered there may be downtime and limits on physical activity after the procedure?
• Have you carefully weighed the costs? (Cosmetic procedures are not covered by health insurance.)

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British Plastic Surgery Spending to Double by 2009 – Bloomberg.com

Friday, July 14th, 2006

British Plastic Surgery Spending to Double by 2009, Survey Says

July 13 (Bloomberg) — Britons are likely to almost double spending on plastic surgery to about 1 billion pounds ($1.8 billion) a year by 2009 as procedures become more socially acceptable and recovery times shorten, according to market research company Mintel.

In 2005, Britons spent 539 million pounds on surgical self improvement, a 50 percent increase from the year before, Mintel said in an e-mailed statement today. The most popular areas for renovation were the face and neck, accounting for 30 percent of procedures, and costing 108 million pounds, the company said.

The fastest-growing sector was breast augmentation. The number of enhancements jumped 150 percent between 2003 and 2005, and now cost Britons 100 million pounds a year, Mintel said.

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