Breast Augmentation increased 533% between 1992 and 2002
During that same period, liposuction increased 313% and tummy tucks increased 313%.
Source: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Plastic Surgery on the Internet
The number of prospective patients using the Internet to search for procedures and doctors is growing dramatically. Each month, approximately 2,000,000 searches are conducted for information about the following procedures:
- Rhinoplasty: 82,857
- Breast Augmentation: 693,489
- Liposuction: 213,882
- Face Lift: 93,387
- Hair Transplants: 392,646
- Laser Eye Surgery: 366,126
- Gastric Bypass: 254,496
73 million American go online to look for doctors and procedural information each year.
72 percent of women use the Net to look for health information, compared to 51 percent of men.
About 6 million Americans seek medical advice online during an average day.
Source: Newsbytes and Pew Internet and American Life
According to a new report fromHarris Interactive, around 90 percent of Americans surveyed said that they would like to be able to contact their physician on the Internet.
In addition, around 77 percent of Americans would like to be able to ask their doctor medical-related questions online instead of having to visit surgeries.
Harris Interactive says most physicians connect to the Internet on a daily basis and 42 percent work in practices that have websites, according to new research.