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Sources: The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery; The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The American Society of Plastic Surgeons; Harris Interactive Poll
Sources: The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery; The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The American Society of Plastic Surgeons; Harris Interactive Poll
16%
Estimated share of American adults who have a tattoo

17%
Rate at which tattoo-removal procedures increased from 2001 to 2005

9.2 million
Cosmetic-surgery procedures performed in 2004, a 5% increase from 2003 (8 million on women, 1.2 million on men)

$8.4 billion
Spent on cosmetic surgery in 2004

Botox
In 2004, 3 million Americans underwent the procedure

4,000
Buttock lifts performed in 2004, up 45% from 2003

107,000
Tummy tucks performed in 2004, up 6% from 2003

553,000
Cosmetic procedures performed on Hispanics in 2004, up 49% from 2000

461,000
Cosmetic procedures performed on African-Americans in 2004, up 24% from 2000

Body Work: Designing beauty
"It's not just women over 50 with high incomes who are seriously considering procedures. It's the young mom next door, the waiter who served you coffee this morning, even your coworker."
-- Dr. Walter Erhardt, chair of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Public Education Committee

Rhinoplasty
The most frequent surgical procedure performed on teenagers 18 and younger

'Extreme Makeover'
Hit TV show featuring real people who undergo various cosmetic procedures originally aired in 2002

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