Many of the cast members on the reality TV show â??Real Housewives of Orange Countyâ? have embraced plastic surgery, including Alexis Bellino who asked in a recent episode: â??Who doesnâ??t wantÂ Botox? Hello?â? It turns out more than half Americans (51 percent)Â approve of plastic surgery too.
The survey was done by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and found that regardless of income, the majority of Americans approve ofÂ cosmetic procedures:
- 52% of respondents with an income of under $25K approve of cosmetic plastic surgery
- 48% of respondents with an income between $25K-$50K approve
- 45% of respondents with an income between $50K-$75K approve
- 56% of respondents with an income above $75K approve
â??As the numbers suggest, people in every income bracket, single or married, male or female, view plastic surgery as a reasonable option today,â? said Dr. Felmont F. Eaves III, president of ASAPS. â??Taking care of yourself and paying attention to physical appearance is increasingly important to everyone. As both traditional surgical procedures have been improved and refined, and new nonsurgical options have become available, aesthetic plastic surgeons have more to offer to our patients.â?
And while itâ??s common for celebrities to deny undergoing cosmetic procedures, the survey found 67 percent of respondents said they would not be embarrassed if their friends and family knew they had cosmetic surgery.
In an unscientific survey, theÂ Orange County Register found similar results when it asked readers if they agreed with Bellinoâ??s statement about Botox with about half agreeing with her, responding that it is indeed a good thing. More than half agreed with another statement by Bellino: â??The O.C. has put a few requirements on women that live here â?? big boobs, blond hair and Botox.â?
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.