14 April 2011
A recent survey carried out by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has revealed that 51 per cent of all Americans approve of cosmetic surgery. This is an increase of three per cent on the statistic from the same survey carried out in 2009 and is regardless of income. When broken down in terms of annual salary, the numbers look like this: 52 per cent of those earning $25,000 or less approve of cosmetic surgery, 48 per cent of those earning between $25,000 and $50,000 approve, 45 per cent of those with an income of between $50,000 and $75,000 approve and 56 per cent of those asked with an annual salary of more than $75,000 approve. The gender split was also fairly even, with 53 per cent of women approving of cosmetic surgery, compared to 49 per cent of men. 37 per cent of those aged between 18 and 24 would opt for a cosmetic procedure, making them the most likely group to have surgery.