December 24, 2012 – We’ve mentioned before that a survey done last year (2011) by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) showed that 51% of Americans approved of cosmetic surgery. Another survey of 2,500 Americans conducted earlier this year by Coupon Cabin posed the question, “Would you ever have cosmetic surgery?” A whopping 85% answered no to that question. But when it was rephrased to ask the group if they would consider cosmetic surgery if cost wasn’t an issue, 23% answered yes.

So we know that cost is a factor for some people, and we’ve stressed that discount cosmetic surgery is most often a bad idea. But what if cosmetic surgery was free? Do you think more people would opt to have procedures? What about yourself? Would you do a little facial rejuvenation and smooth out some wrinkles with Botox if it didn’t cost you anything? Or would you get the breast implants you’ve often considered if the only thing you had to spend money on was new bras? Well we can’t answer those questions for Americans, but a recent survey mentioned in a new ASAPS newsletter article states that the majority of men and women in Britain wouldn’t have cosmetic surgery even if it was free.

The poll done by cosmetic retailer Fabriah in the United Kingdom showed that of 750 women surveyed, 44% would have cosmetic surgery if it was free but only if it was guaranteed to make them appear more youthful and more attractive. Women participating in the survey who were aged 18 to 30 were more likely to answer yes to free cosmetic surgery and women aged 55 and over were more apt to decline free cosmetic surgery. Also, women who lived in the city were more interested in having cosmetic surgery than women who lived in rural areas.

Aging gracefully still has appeal for most women, but if you feel that your self-confidence and self-esteem would benefit from cosmetic surgery, consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and find out what options are available.

[tags]Cosmetic Surgery, Botox, Breast Implants[/tags]