Thursday, December 18, 2008

Plastic Surgery: Has the Bubble Burst?

The bad economy is causing some faces to fall, and Botox is no longer an option for lifting them.

Plastic surgeons are the latest to report their bubble has burst.

The "New York Times" reports fewer tummies are getting tucked and buttock implants have bottomed out.

When the American Society of Plastic Surgeons surveyed its members, some 62-percent reported performing fewer procedures in the first half of this year.

Some purveyors of surgical perfection admitted they're now letting some patients negotiate fees.

Both fashion and medical experts who study the industry agree that austerity is making a comeback.

More people now worry more about mortgage payments than cellulite.

One analyst reported a 30-to-40 percent drop in business in image-obsessed Or ange County, California.
Faces frozen from Botox injections have gone the way of overpriced SUVs, expert say, while wrinkles are the new black. Read more

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