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Interested surfers will find the National Clearinghouse of Plastic Surgery Statistics at the home page of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the leading authority on plastic surgery. Five years of detailed information on both cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery is just a click away. Find out how many men and women had liposuction procedures in 1998, which age group accounts for the most cosmetic surgeries, how many consumers had chemical peels last year, and how people with post-graduate degrees feel about cosmetic surgery for themselves and others. The ASPRS also has trend data from 1992 to 1998, which shows that cosmetic surgery procedures have increased 50 percent in the last six years.

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