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They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
If that is the case here is about 20 thousand words worth. Enjoy!

Cosmetic Surgery Claims? : INFOGRAPHIC

This infographic showing

  • Top Requested Procedures
  • Surgical Risk Factors
  • Non Surgical Procedures
  • Botox – What Can Go Wrong?

was produced by Blackwater Law

Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Surgeons – What is the Difference? : INFOGRAPHIC

There is confusion about the difference between plastic and cosmetic surgeons. This graphic explains. Plastic surgeons have more qualification and specialist training. Have a look.

Cosmetic Surgery: 15 Years of Facts and Figures : INFOGRAPHIC

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, May 3, 2012
In US for 15 years from 1997 to 2011 (US) despite the financial ups and downs cosmetic surgery has been quite a growth industry! A four fold increase with most growth in the more expensive procedures. And more growth since then of course as this infographic for 2012 shows. Botulinum Type A (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) has been around for 13 years and its use is very common now but surgery is still makes up over 60% of the 10 billion dollars total spent in 2011. Liposuction overtook breast augmentation as number one procedure. Surveys such as this one show that patients having cosmetic surgery are very satisfied.

Cosmetic Surgery: 2012 Statistics : INFOGRAPHIC

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, April 10, 2013
This graphic shows just which facial features and body parts Americans spent their hard-earned dollars in 2012. The long time champion of all surgical procedures, breast augmentation, has regained its top status from last years top procedure, liposuction.  Facelifts increased 2.5% but botox skyrocketed 24% in 2012.
Men and women had their own big jumps. Male breast reduction, or gynaecomastia, had a very healthy 29% growth 29%. That’s a lot, but is way less than vaginal rejuvenation. The vagina is also gaining some surgical notoriety. Vaginal rejuvenation procedures were up a big, big 64% in 2012.

Plastic Surgery Around the World : INFOGRAPHIC

Did you think US has the highest number of cosmetic surgeries per thousand people? If so, you are wrong. One million procedures a year is a lot but for the population US is well behind South Korea, Greece and Italy. Australia has less than
a half the rate of US and about a third that of South Korea. South Koreans are tops for facial procedures, tummy tucks and skin rejuvenation. There’s so much more experience there than elsewhere in asia. Anyone considering travelling overseas for cosmetic surgery should consider South Korea. Greek and Italian ladies enhance their breasts more than any others. Columbians and Brazilians are more into body sculpting than others. Take a look.

Facial Aesthetic Surgery: Patient Preferences [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is the most important factor in patient’s decision about cosmetic surgery? Way out in front is the physicians’s experience, and next is whether the procedure is long lasting. Both factors are well ahead of overall cost.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, April 9, 2012
How has the economy affected patients’ plastic surgery procedure choices? Two surveys conducted last year, one to patients and one to physicians, revealed that many patients are delaying facial plastic surgery (facelift, eyelid surgery, facial implants) by opting for less-costly nonsurgical options (botox, fillers, chemical peels) due to the recession.That may be no surprise; however, what physicians didn’t realize was that cost and immediate results were not the priority for their patients – long-lasting results were most important.
Full results of the two surveys were published in the September 2011 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and “show that [surgeons] should be aware of our patients’ desires when it comes to nonsurgical cosmetic procedures,” said Editor in Chief, Foad Nahai in a press release.
major decision driver – surgeon’s training and experise and most want lasting result ahead of short term fix and cost

Can Cosmetic Surgery Give You a Lift? : INFOGRAPHIC

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, June 11, 2013
Can cosmetic plastic surgery give you a lift? It sure can. A US study found 87% of patients were satisfied with their surgical enhancement, 97% would recommend it to friends, and 93% would do it again. That’s a big tick.
As a field of medicine, aesthetic plastic surgery is unique in that patients actively seek out procedures and pay out of pocket (usually not subsidised by health funds) to not only help them look better, but to feel better. It’s not a coincidence that the fastest growing cosmetic surgery procedures that are ones that give one a lift – upper arm lift, breast lift, thigh lift, lower body lift and tummy tuck.

Cosmetic Surgery Secrets of the Celebrities : INFOGRAPHIC

Celebrities and cosmetic surgery? They probably all have some – for better, or worse. Have a look, for light relief.

Ageless Beauty: Anti-ageing Cosmetic Procedures at ANY Age  : INFOGRAPHIC

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, January 22, 2013
As we age, our bodies change and so do our expectations about how we look. We want to look younger than we actually are. 30 becomes the new 20! Young adults are the top group for rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and laser hair removal as body image and clear, smooth skin is their top priority. 50 is the new 40! For forty somethings showing a few new wrinkles Botox is king. Women who have had children and are trying to age gracefully are getting Mummy Makeovers (which include breast surgery, tummy tuck and liposuction) and are getting the latest hi-tech laser, light and skin resurfacing techniques. 60 is the new 50! The 50 + crowd want to be competitive and are getting facelifts, brow lifts and eyelid surgery  to beat the ageing process. Retirees also don’t want to show their age.  Plastic surgery for the 65+ retired or not, has increased by almost 80% in 10 years. 70 is the new 60!

Hello, Handsome! : Male Plastic Surgery and Skincare Trends : INFOGRAPHIC

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, November 13, 2012
While women are the main demographic for skin care, beauty and plastic surgery, men are catching up, nearly 10% of plastic surgery procedures being for men, a 121% increase from 15 years ago. A recent survey shows that men account for about half of the health and beauty products bought in 2012. Plus they also use their partner’s skin care products. For men who want good skin, but might not know what to buy, discovered that they tend to “borrow” it from their wives and girlfriends. Skin care is not just for the ladies!

Male Plastic Surgery :  Facts and Costs : INFOGRAPHIC

Men are catching up. Not just gynaecomastia (man boobs) and liposuction, but for facelift, eyelid and brow lifts and nose jobs (rhinoplasty). Why? It is often cited that the it is because of the pressure of keeping a job and looking young (and competent) compared with younger competitors. Really?

Breasts: From A to D : INFOGRAPHIC

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, July 30, 2012
Like beauty and fashion, breasts and decolletage have undergone an evolution over the history of human existence. Much has changed from average breast size to attitudes and desire for breast enhancement, and the materials used for enlargement. It’s hard to imagine a time when women used ox cartilage to augment their chests, but luckily we now have safe, FDA-approved saline and silicone breast implants in the hands of experienced certified plastic surgeons. The positive feedback from the women who have had breast surgery is catching, so it’s no wonder that breast augmentation is the top plastic surgery procedure for women.
Since 1997 the average implant size has increased by more than one cup – from 34b to 36c – from lemon to orange to a grapefruit (and there’s a few rockmelons being flaunted by those who like to flaunt)

Cosmetic Surgery : A Patient’s Guide to Pricing : INFOGRAPHIC

How Much Cosmetic Surgery Does $10000 Buy? (in Europe) : INFOGRAPHIC

European prices for cosmetic surgery are quite similar to Australian or US prices, but prices in Lithuania and Hungary are much cheaper. With those two countries having well trained and qualified surgeons surgery there combined with an European holiday is an alternative worth considering.

Facelifts, Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty and Lip Enhancement – All About : INFOGRAPHIC

This infographic gives answers to the most asked questions about the most common facial cosmetic surgery procedures – facelift, rhinoplasty (nose job), blepharoplasty (eyelids) and lip enhancement.