Women's Cosmetic Surgery
In 2000, approximately 86% of all cosmetic surgery procedures were performed on females--the five most requested invasive plastic surgery treatments being liposuction, eyelid surgery, nose job surgery, facelift surgery and, of course, breast augmentation. The top five non-surgical procedures in 2000 for women were chemical peel, sclerotherapy (performed to correct varicose veins), micro-dermabrasion, Botox injection and laser hair removal.
In the year 2001, more than 8.5 million individuals in the US chose to undergo cosmetic surgery procedures, nearly 88% of them being women. Given these statistics, it is quite evident that a large number of American women believe they need aesthetic surgery to enhance their image and self-esteem.
Moreover, liposuction constituted 385,000 cases while breast implants were performed on 215,000 women.
Surgical enhancement is becoming more and more popular among women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of cellulite thighs, fleshy abdomens and, in particular, drooping or small breasts.