Cosmetic surgery forecasts for 2011

Dermal fillers, cheek plumping injections and buttock augmentation are set to become the most popular non-surgical solutions and cosmetic surgery procedures for 2011. According to a report by The OC Register, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and various cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists expect to see an increase in the number of people looking into cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures this year. The forecast is reliant on the prediction that the consumer income economy recovers as it is expected to, which in turn should increase the amount of money people are prepared to spend on luxury goods and services. The latest figures from ASAPS show that face lifts are down by 40 per cent and dermal fillers are up by 49 per cent in the past five years. Botox procedures totalled 2.6 million in 2009. Figures for last year are not yet available. In an interview with The OC Register, American dermatologist Dr Lorrie Klein said: “I predict that cheeks will become the new lips”. Klein believes that actress Demi Moore and pop star Madonna have both had cheek plumping injections in a bid to look younger and more fresh-faced.