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Month: August 2019

The Likely Root of the Plastic Surgery Boom? Age Discrimination
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The Likely Root of the Plastic Surgery Boom? Age Discrimination

Many Americans are rather obsessed with the idea of preserving their youth and beauty. With 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures performed throughout the U.S. during 2016, it's clear we're focused on maintaining our appearance. And in many cases, we're willing to go to great lengths for the sake of our looks. But according to a new study, our penchant for plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures may not merely be rooted in our own vanity. It could actually be tied to widespread age discrimination -- in other words, our systemic fear of aging. Plastic surgery is becoming more widely accepted, with more people willing to go under the knife (or needle). The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that U.S. residents spent more than $15 billion dollars on combined surgica...