Dr. Mary Dingley, president of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australia (CPSA), says that Australians have spent nearly $300 million on cosmetic procedures for treatment of sun damage. These procedures include minimally invasive and non-invasive treatments, such as BOTOX® and injectable fillers. Dr. Dingley “expects this area of cosmetic medicine to grow by at least 10% this year.”
Wrinkles, skin cancer and sun spots are the results of Australia’s harsh climate and, just like the U.S., it isn’t only women who are having these procedures done. CPSA reports an 11-20% increase in men seeking cosmetic surgery.
We’re Number Two
Because of the Australian drive to smooth out their skin, the U.S. has fallen to the number two per capita spender in the world. Though the U.S. spent billions of dollars in 2007 on non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery, Australia is beating us in per capita expenditure.
What’s wrong, America? We have harsh climates, too. What makes the Australians look to Botox, Radiesse, and other types of treatments more than you? Do you want to be beaten by another country in this category?
It would seem that because we have Hollywood and a larger population that we would have outspent every country tenfold – at least. Maybe the key to winning the cosmetic surgery battle is to think outside the box. Rather than simply getting an injectable filler to smooth your wrinkles, why not use Radiesse to fill your cheeks? Go ahead and get that microdermabrasion.
And rather than simply wanting to look like some of the movie stars, look at what your own environment is doing to you. Sun, pollution, cigarette smoke, and stress; all the things that are making you look older beyond your years.
Get the cosmetic surgery. Be a patriot. Do it for you, but do it for America, too.
If you are interested in minimally invasive or non-invasive cosmetic surgery for patriotic reasons, and you’ve thought it through in a rational manner, please contact an experienced cosmetic surgeon in your area. Tell them you’re doing it to stem the Australian tide, and you’ll get it half off.