According to Smart Beauty Guide, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's (ASAPS) consumer education brand, plastic surgery is on the rise in the United States. In 2013, Americans spent more money on cosmetic surgeries and non-invasive procedures than they had in the past five years, going under the knife a total of 11 million times.
Here are a few factors that may be driving this trend:
- Cultural emphasis on appearance – Thanks to the rise of social networks such as Facebook and Instagram, we've gotten to a point where we are constantly bombarded with photographs of other people and encouraged to post pictures of our own. The news outlet notes that this has placed a strong emphasis on physical appearance and may inspire some Americans to finally make the improvements that they've always wanted.
- Financial security – "Once people have more money to spend, they are likely to purchase items that they want – not those they necessarily need," reports the source. "[ASAPS president Dr. Michael Edwards] said that people may invest in their appearances when they have this extra cash lying around, whether they're spending more money on cosmetics and clothing or finally buying that breast augmentation they've been dreaming about."
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