Plastic surgery is no longer a taboo, particularly among people under the age of 40, the results of a new study have revealed.
Some 71 per cent of respondents to the survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) stated that they think society as a whole is much less judgemental about plastic surgery than it was five years ago, The Plastic Surgery Channel reports.
A further 62 per cent added that because of the fact that cosmetic procedures have been seen to come into the mainstream in recent times, it would make them more comfortable at the prospect of going under the knife.
Twice as many people under the age of 40 said that they would consider undergoing cosmetic surgery than their older counterparts.
Dr Mark Berman, president of the AACS, said that the survey shows that plastic surgery has become normalised in the past few years and people are no longer afraid to talk about it.
Heidi Montag has recently attracted a large amount of media attention to the industry after she underwent ten cosmetic procedures in the space of ten hours.
Plastic surgery ‘no longer a taboo’
February 19, 2010