In a recent study commissioned through the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 51 percent of Americans reported that they approved of cosmetic plastic surgery, and this number was regardless of income. This represents a 3 percent increase since 2009.

The study specifically asked whether individuals approved of cosmetic surgery, and 52 percent of those who made less than $25,000 a year said yes. Interestingly, numbers decreased to 48 percent for those between $25,000 and $50,000 and 45 percent for those between $50,000 and $75,000, increasing again to 56 percent for the highest income group in the study.

In the past, cosmetic procedures were considered too vain of a thing to spend money on, especially when medical insurance rarely covers them. As more and more public figures are embracing plastic surgery, it is becoming less and less of a taboo topic. “People are realizing,” states Dr. Eichenberg, “that there is no shame in wanting to look and feel your best, and that for some, reaching that goal requires the skill of a cosmetic surgeon.”

Another possible cause for this increase is the fact that many procedures are less invasive today than they were before. “You can get a mini facelift or tummy tuck for a fraction of the cost of the full procedure, and also be back at work much more quickly,” says Dr. Eicheberg.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Temecula or Murrieta, consider the team at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center. To see before and after pictures from real patients or to schedule your initial consultation, visit www.renuance.net.