Recession causes drop in spending on cosmetic procedures

03/26/2009 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

The recession took a toll on cosmetic procedures in 2008 as spending dropped 9% from 2007 to $10.3 billion, according to a report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, the industry did see a 5% rise in the number of minimally invasive procedures as well as an 8% gain for Botox injections and a 3% increase in reconstructive surgeries.

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