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Latinas lead the way in number of cosmetic procedures

LatinaLista — A new report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals a startling statistic — or maybe not so much startling as interesting, especially given these economic times.
It seems that while the majority of plastic surgery patients are Caucasian, procedures have dropped by 2 percent in this group.

(Source: Plasticsurgery.org)
Not so for Latinas!
Cosmetic procedures among Latinas experienced the biggest jump among all ethnic groups — 18 percent!

“We’re seeing a rise in Hispanics opting for cosmetic procedures that coincides with the growth we’re seeing in the nation’s population,” said ASPS President John Canady, MD. “Less social stigma, as well as, advances in procedures allow patients to maintain their ethnic look. While the majority of patients continue to be Caucasian, the profile of the typical patient is changing.”

The 2009 Report of the 2008 Statistics of Plastic Surgery Statistics reveals that there has been an increase in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for all ethnicities.
In fact, among Latinas, blacks and Asians, the most commonly requested cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures were Botox®, injectable fillers, and chemical peel.
This just proves something all Latino families have known all along — when it comes to the women in the family looking good, there’s no expense too great!

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