Plastic Surgery Bouncing Back With The Economy

CBS News | 2011-03-03

As the U.S. economy continues to move ahead, demand for cosmetic surgery is also on the rise.

A new study finds that the number of Americans seeking cosmetic surgery has grown as the economy has rebounded. Women are feeling more confident about spending, so they're investing in their appearance, fighting the sags and bags.

CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reported on "The Early Show" this could be a sure sign the recession is over. Many who spent the last two years pinching pennies at the pump, clipping coupons, even eating out less are now spending more in an unexpected way -- on pampering and plastic surgery.

Miller reported that, until recently, fixing her nose seemed financially risky for thirty-eight year old Shadia Crandall.

Crandall told Miller, "The economy was really dicey, and with two kids, a mortgage, tuition, food. I had priorities, and it was scary."

As the economy hit the skids in 2008, cosmetic procedures took a nose dive.

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