Thursday, June 26, 2008

1 in 5? That's About Right...

This week, a study was released that says 17% of Americans will get some kind of cosmetic surgery in 2015. That basically means almost 1 out of every 5 people in the nation will go under the knife that year in order to "fix" some kind of perceived flaw -- and that number includes children. (You know the drill, look to your right, look to your left. 1 of you will get some type of surgery...)

Of course, a vast majority of these people will be adults, and some will have a lot of work done. But still, that's a lot of people putting their health at risk to do an "elective" surgery, don't you think? Part of the reason that people are flocking to surgery is that it's perceived as totally safe. Plus, the number and types of procedures are always growing. Apparently, one of the hottest procedures is breast reduction surgery for men.

1 comment:

Arika said...

i wonder if that includes like fixing teeth gaps and such too because that would be considered an elective cosmetic surgery.