The economy isn't the only thing that's sagging. So are faces, breasts and bellies, as would-be cosmetic surgery patients are increasingly opting against costly nips and tucks.
Anecdotal reports and a recent unscientific survey from an industry trade group suggest many cosmetic surgeons have been seeing a drop-off in costly operations.
More than half of the roughly 700 doctors who responded to a questionnaire from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery said business is down by as much as 30 percent.
While surgeries have declined, the president of another industry group says he's noticed an uptick in cheaper, less invasive options, including Botox and wrinkle fillers. So instead of shelling out $7,000 for a face-lift, patients spend $1,000 for less dramatic results.
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