A recent study revealed that Australians spend 40 percent more than Americans on cosmetic surgeries. According to the research, American’s spend about USD $33,000 per thousand people, while Australians spend around AUD $45,500 per thousand people. These figures add up to a difference of about 38 percent. If current exchange rates are considered, the difference is about 45 percent as the Australian dollar is 5 percent higher than the US dollar.
Most popular treatments in Australia
Australians indulge way more than Americans in treatments such as dermal fillers, liposuction, anti-wrinkle treatment and facelifts. Dermal fillers are used to reduce lines and wrinkles on the face. They are a great way to fill up narrow lips and contour the face. This treatment results in younger looking skin and entails no downtime. This means that people can continue their daily activities immediately after treatment. It is long lasting, but not permanent. It can also be customized to suit individual requirements to give the best possible results.
There are three types of facelifts. The object remains same – making you look younger and revitalized. A traditional facelift involves an incision along your hairline, down till your ears. The resulting scars are hidden by your hair until they eventually fade away. Fat is incorporated into the incision, which is what makes the surgery effective. Keyhole surgery involves many tiny incisions onto your facial skin. An endoscope is used to determine which muscles need tightening and fat insertion or removal. Minimal-access cranial suspension or MAC’s is similar to the traditional methods, but the incisions are much smaller.
According to Louisa McKay, co-founder of Costhetics, the difference in expenditure on cosmetic surgeries could be a result of the better financial position that Australians have in comparison to Americans. She also attributed the study results toAustralia’s strong sun that increases the visible signs of ageing like wrinkles.
Some other popular procedures indulged in by women are breast reduction, augmentation, eyelid surgery, tummy tucks and liposuction. Men undergo liposuction, cosmetic ear surgery, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.
There is an increase in the number of people visiting laser clinics inAustraliafor other treatments as well. Laser hair removal, tanning and wrinkle freeze treatments are very popular among women. A lot of these procedures are lunch hour treatments, as they require minimal preparation and no downtime. The age groups opting for such non-invasive procedures are also wide ranged.