Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic Rides Out the Economic Storm Despite the Sharp Decline in Cosmetic Surgery Nationally

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According to a recent survey conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of cosmetic surgeries performed nationwide decreased by over 15 percent in 2008. Despite this sharp decline nationally, the flow of patients at the Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic has remained brisk.

Tallahassee plastic surgeon, Dr. Alfredo Paredes

Long-standing practices are probably doing better than most in weathering the storm economically

Serving as a pillar in the Tallahassee community for over 30 years, the Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic has maintained a steady flow of customers despite the current economic turmoil. “Long-standing practices are probably doing better than most in weathering the storm economically,” said Dr. Alfredo Paredes of the Clinic.

Similarly in Tallahassee, breast augmentation s remain the most popular cosmetic procedure. Since receiving FDA approval in 2006, silicone implant procedures have become well accepted by the public, as they constitute almost 50% of augmentation procedures. Furthermore, the ASAPS survey reveals that approximately 70% of patients would not be embarrassed if anyone outside the family knew they had cosmetic surgery

Given this public acceptance of cosmetic procedures and recognizing that Americans spent over $11.8 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2008, Dr. Paredes observed that “overall, despite the economy, patients still place great value on cosmetic procedures and self-esteem.”

These facts demonstrate that despite the national decline in the number of nationwide cosmetic procedures, customers of well-established practices remain committed to aesthetic cosmetic surgery despite these difficult financial times.

The ASAPS data revealed that in 2008 the five most popular cosmetic procedures performed were Abdominoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, Liposuction and Breast Augmentation. Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic found similar data.

The 2008 survey is the 12th survey on cosmetic surgery statistics released by the ASAPS since it’s founding in 1967. The organization is considered to be the world’s leading authority on cosmetic surgery education and research.

For further information on Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic, visit TLHplasticsurgery.com.


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