United States health care spending is continuing to rise, but at a slower growth rate. This trend is somewhat surprising giving the aging population structure, the increasing population size, and the increase in diagnosis of acute and chronic diseases.
Despite the slowed growth rate overall, though, spending in plastic surgery as a niche market continues to rise. Americans spent more than 12 billion dollars for surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2014, with liposuction, breast augmentation, eyelid lift, tummy tuck, and rhinoplasty weighing in as the most popular procedures.
Read Dr. Devgan's perspective on this trend for her invited piece on Healio.com, an online journal for doctors.