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Plastic surgery rockets as baby boomers search for youth and beauty

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:574
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures grew substantially in popularity over the past decade, with liposuction topping the list of most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, stated a new report from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

    More than 670 000 liposuction procedures were performed in the year 2000, a rise of 12% on 1999 and an almost 10-fold increase on 1990. The next most popular procedures were eyelid surgery …

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