Wealthy, single women more likely to approve of plastic surgery

A new survey shows that more than half (51%) of all Americans regardless of income approve of cosmetic plastic surgery. This is a 3% increase from 2009.

Factors that affect plastic surgery approval:

Income: Income seems to be the most important factor. While only 29% of respondents who earn under $25K would consider cosmetic surgery, 56% of respondents with an income above $75K approve.

Gender Only 43% of men say they approve of cosmetic surgery & 53% of women approve of plastic surgery. Are women more body conscious than men or just more open minded? What do you think?

Age Youth matters. Out of all age groups, men and women between the ages of 18 and 24 are the most likely to consider plastic surgery for themselves now or in the future (37%).

Maritial status 27% of married Americans and 33% of unmarried Americans would consider cosmetic surgery for themselves, now or in the future. Just read a recent Yelp review about how plastic surgery sounded like a good idea for a newly single patient.

No matter what your age, gender, income, or marital status, “Taking care of yourself and paying attention to physical appearance is increasingly important to everyone” said Felmont F. Eaves III, MD, President of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

The study was commissioned by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and conducted by the independent research firm Synovate.