The Business of Body Enhancement


plastic-surgeryRecently, it seems your greatest imperfections can be magically fixed by a pill or scalpel. More and more Americans are OK losing cash in their wallet, for a gain in cup size or a rise in their pants. But do these expenses benefit our mental health or self-esteem? Check out this infographic to learn more:

The Business of Body Enhancement
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The Business of Body Enhancement

Recently, it seems your greatest imperfections can be magically fixed by a pill or scalpel. More and more Americans are OK losing cash in their wallet, for a gain in cup size or a rise in their pants.
Viagra

– Price of a single Viagra pill in the U.S.: $9-$10
– $1.9 billion in worldwide sales in 2009
– In the first 10 years of sales, 30+ million men in 120 countries have been prescribed Viagra
– 48% of men suffer at least 1 side effect while using Viagra
– Only 1% of men stop using it due to side effects
– Average duration of erection with a placebo and 20 minutes of sex videos, among men with erectile dysfunction:
– 3.6 seconds
– Average duration of erection with 100 mg of Viagra and 20 minutes of sex videos, among men with erectile dysfunction:
– 1 minute
– That is $10 for 56.4 extra seconds
– Or about 18 cents per second
– In August 2011, Pfizer won a patent infringement case
– Gaining 7 more years of exclusive rights to Viagra
– Saving Pfizer $1 billion in U.S. annual sales
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

– 2009 – 2010: average American income fell 0.6% to $62,481
– Americans compensated for the recession by spending:
– 3.8% less on food
– 2% less on housing
– 1.4% less on clothes
– 7% less on entertainment
– At the same time spending:
– 1.3% more on breast augmentation
– 5.1% more on lipo
– 8.1% more on eyelid surgery
– 24.4% more on butt lifts
– 13,828,726 total cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. in 2011
– 5% increase from 2010
– 87% increase from 2000
– Annual salary for plastic surgeons: $275,000-$499,656
– 10-year job growth: 24.4%
– Nearly 1/3 of cosmetic-surgery patients make less than $30,000 a year
– About 70% make less than $60,000
– Women accounted for 91% of all cosmetic procedures in 2009
– In 2010, there were 1.2 million male cosmetic patients
– up 2% from 2009
Breast Implants

– Approximately 5-10 million women worldwide have breast implants
– $3,388: national average surgeon/physician fee for breast augmentation in 2011
– $1+ billion total spent on breast augmentation in 2011 alone
– 4% increase in breast augmentation from 2010 to 2011
– That’s nearly 11,000 more surgeries
Nose Job

– Nearly 1/4 million nose jobs in 2011
– -3% from 2010
– -37% from 2000
Butt Implants

– 1,149 butt implants in 2011
– 43% increase from 2010
– No data from 2000!
Minimally Invasive Procedures

– There were over 13 million total cosmetic surgeries in 2011
– 89% of those were minimally invasive procedures
– Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox, Dysport) has seen a 621% increase since 2000
Does Surgery Make You Happy?

– 92.2% of patients considered their appearance as good as they expected or better
– 81.4 % were more satisfied with their overall appearance
– Little or no improvement was seen in self-esteem and mental health

 
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