20 January 2012

A new poll conducted in the US has found that nearly a quarter of all Americans would have cosmetic surgery if cost wasn't an option. The survey, conducted by an American online deals site found that women were more likely to have a cosmetic procedure carried out than men – 28 per cent compared to 18 per cent of men. For some however, cost is simply not a consideration. Out of the 2,500 people surveyed, 15 per cent of people said they would consider surgery regardless.The results suggest that the use of deals and offers to help pay for cosmetic procedures such as skin peels and Botox is on the increase. Just under one in 10 women between the ages of 18 and 44 said they had used a coupon or a daily deal offer to help them pay for a procedure. More than one-fifth of those who said they hadn't done so, admitted they would consider it. Jackie Warrick, president of CouponCabin.com, highlighted the importance of fully understanding an offer before going ahead. She said: "No matter what side of the fence you're on, it's important to read all the fine print before using a coupon or daily deal for a procedure on your body."