A recent survey reveals that 53 percent of women and 49 percent of men say they approve of cosmetic surgery, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (AMAPS). That same survey found that 67 percent of Americans said they would not be embarrassed if their friends or family knew they had cosmetic surgery.
A survey conducted by Allure magazine found that 93 percent of women and 84 percent of men say the pressure to look young today is greater than it's ever been. The pressure, whether it's real or perceived, along with the focus many Generation X'ers (31-45 year olds) have on health and beauty may mean an increase in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the coming years, according to AMAPS. More than four million men and women in this age group underwent a procedure.
Baby Boomers between the age of 51 and 64 accounted for 29 percent of total cosmetic procedures in 2010. As this generation ages, they may be more apt to seek out treatments, procedures and surgeries to help them appear younger. Botox injections, eyelid surgeries, liposuction and chemical peels are common requests, according to the AMAPS.