Nearly One-in-Four Adults Would Get Plastic Surgery If Cost Wasn’t an Issue

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Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many Americans would apparently get plastic surgery if cost was no object.

A new survey by finds 23 percent of U.S. adults said they would go under the knife to improve their looks if price wasn’t an issue.  Women were more likely than men to feel that way — 28 percent and 18 percent, respectively.

Cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels and Botox are less expensive than standard plastic surgery, but many still find them to be costly and have turned to coupons to reduce the price.  The survey finds that nine percent of women ages 18-44 said they have used a coupon or a daily deal to help pay for a cosmetic procedure. Thirty-one percent of women and 23 percent of men in the same age bracket who haven’t used a coupon said they would consider it.

Of those who have used coupons to save money on a cosmetic procedure, 48 percent said their savings was under $100. Twenty-nine percent said they saved between $100 and $500. Ten percent said they saved between $500 and $1,499, and 13 percent revealed that they saved $1,500 or more.

The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive, and involved 2,541 U.S. adults.

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