Robert Grant, M.D. on the Recession's Impact on Cosmetic Surgery
Interestingly enough the number of surgical procedures, while still up dramatically in the ten years since the Society has been reporting this data, dropped for the first time to just under 10 million. The actual number of surgeries dropped 19% but the non-surgical procedures, like Botox and fillers, increased by one percent.
I think that this confirms what the doctors in the article were reporting that patients are turning to procedures that have minimal downtime and afford them improvement that are quicker and less expensive than the open kind of procedures.