Changing Faces: Common Cosmetic Surgeries Performed in 2011
Although it sounds like a medieval torture tactic, Surgical Skin Planning (Dermabrasion) has been performed 68,636 times in the US so far this year. The procedure is up 8% from last year. With a surgeon ranging from $300 for a small area, to thousands for a more in depth session. Basically wrinkles and facial blemishes are literally rubbed out as a surgeon uses a high-speed, rotating tool to scrape away the top layers of skin, leaving softer, newer layers. Women make up 88 percent of dermabrasion patients. Recovery time is typically two to six weeks, but the face may have a red tint for three months.