Cosmetic Surgeries on the Decline
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The slowing economy is responsibly for a lot of trends we haven't been seeing in the past several years. Higher food prices, higher energy costs, a slumping real estate. But perhaps the most telling trend is the decline of elective surgical procedures. After all, in our image-obsessed society, we tread through a mass of plastic surgery reality shows that make us all believe the perfect body/nose/chest/face is a mere 30 minutes away.
Because of the societal change in attitude about cosmetic surgery, it was especially alarming that so many cosmetic surgeries were on the decline. Eyelid surgeries are down about 30%, and facial contouring is down 40%. Even everyday options like dental procedures, such as orthodontia and implants are on the decline. Experts say anything that is not covered by health insurance is eligible for being on the fritz.
So what does this mean for the millions of people who were hoping to finally get the LASIK surgery they've dreamed of for years, but is not being covered by their health insurance? Well, the interpretation is quite good! Because LASIK surgeons are allowed to compete in a free market system (meaning, they're allowed to advertise and competitively price their services), some of the best LASIK centers and surgeons in the entire world are dropping their prices to re-attract the masses that were once flocking in a booming economy. This means prices for you are about 50% lower than they were two years ago.
If you want to get LASIK eye surgery, book your free consultation now. There is no time like the present to reap the benefits of a slumping economy. And the longer you wait and toil over this decision, the higher the prices are going to slowly climb.