The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and the New York Times are among the news outlets reporting that the cost of plastic surgery is outpacing inflation.
That is a significant loss for consumers, especially since the average person can expect to spend $150 per year for the procedure, according to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
And it is especially painful for those who are trying to make ends meet, since they are forced to pay higher prices for items such as toothbrushes and liposuction, and they will have to pay more for their surgery in the future, as they age.
According to a New York Post report, some cosmetic procedures, such as liposection, have actually gone up in price, which has made the average cost for an operation in America higher than inflation.
But while cosmetic surgery has risen in price in the U.S. in recent years, its actual cost is actually less than inflation in the country, and it is projected to continue to rise over the next few years, the Post reports.
The news of the price hike is a huge setback for consumers who have seen the cost increase from cosmetic surgeries, such that they may have had to cut back on things like car insurance, food, and medical expenses.
While it may be difficult to say what is causing this trend, one theory could be that plastic surgery has become less attractive to consumers.
But as with any market, there are a number of factors that may be contributing to this phenomenon.
According the Washington Examiner, a number, including a decrease in competition and an increase in prices for plastic surgery.
According an article in The Washington Post , there are two main factors contributing to the increased costs of cosmetic surgery in America.
First, there has been an increase from the rise in demand for cosmetic surgery, which peaked in the mid-1990s and then declined in the early 2000s, the paper reported.
Second, there is an increase of demand for certain types of cosmetic procedures from women who are experiencing their first child, and those who have had surgery, such a nose job, liposculpture, and implants.
The Post reports that a significant part of the increase in costs is due to the increasing number of people who are seeing cosmetic procedures.
This increase in demand has coincided with a decrease of competition in the cosmetic industry, the publication explained.
“If you’re a cosmetic surgeon and you have a procedure, the competition is going to go down, and people are going to come in and ask for the same thing,” said Dr. John Mihm, a dermatologist at Northwestern University.
“And that’s what we’re seeing with cosmetic surgery.”
The American Medical Association also reported that more women are seeking out cosmetic procedures as a result of the increased demand, according the Post.
According a study conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology, women seeking cosmetic procedures have increased their use of the procedure in recent decades, and as a percentage of all procedures, more women than men have gone through cosmetic procedures in the past five years.
While some cosmetic surgery may seem to have a negative effect on a person’s health, there could be other factors that can also contribute to the higher costs of the practice, such more stringent regulations in the industry, and an increased use of anesthesia.
One of the factors contributing the cost to the procedure is the fact that the average patient has a bigger face than their peers, which means that there is a greater likelihood of the procedures being botched, according Dr. David DeYoung, an associate professor of dermatology at Emory University and an expert in plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery at Emile Henry Medical Center in Atlanta.
“A lot of times, the surgeries are just cosmetic, but if you have an infection or a scar, it’s probably a very serious issue,” said DeYoung.
“But if you are just trying to look younger, and look less ugly, then the procedure will work.”
However, it is not just cosmetic surgery that is going up in prices.
In addition to cosmetic surgeries that are going up, a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed that people are seeking other procedures for different reasons.
While there has historically been a trend for more men to go through plastic surgery procedures, the number of procedures is growing, and some are even being performed on more women, according The Washington Examiner.
While women are more likely to opt for cosmetic procedures due to increased demand from men, the practice of plastic surgeries on women also has been rising in popularity.
According To The New York Daily News, more than 50% of women seeking plastic surgery are looking for the procedures because of the increasing popularity of face lifts and lip extensions.
And while the majority of procedures in this country are cosmetic, more and more men are getting procedures as well.
According The Washington Times, there have been more than 3,000 men and women who have sought plastic surgery since 2000, and more than 30% of those procedures have been cosmetic