While it’s inevitable that the shaky economic market would eventually affect cosmetic surgeons and their patients, some surprising things have popped up due to this. For example, we hear more and more stories of people skipping out on their BOTOX® treatments. We also hear about people who are willing to give up more things in life before they give up their monthly injectable fillers. And now we have the latest turn in the annals of the Great Recession of Ought-Eight: Procedures for the jobless.
The rational thought pattern goes something like this: Those without jobs are turning to cosmetic surgery to look good in the job interview. However, because they’re now jobless, they aren’t getting facelifts like they may have a few months ago. They’re focusing on the cheaper procedures like, again, Botox, laser therapy, and other fillers.
In a study by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the want for simple procedures is on the rise, even though the US seems to be in a recession and the good people keep losing their jobs. And, while these procedures may be on the rise, cosmetic surgeons who took part in the online study, said their patients are more concerned now than they used to be about how much the procedures cost.
Call it the Great American Going Out of Business Sale, but at least some people will look good.
If you have lost your job and would like to find out which cosmetic procedures might give you an edge over the other one hundred applicants, please contact an experienced cosmetic surgeon in your area.