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Under the Knife? Women's Views on Plastic Surgery

Women today strive to “live clean” despite all the hurdles and obstacles that stand in their way every day. Women seek resources that provide them with a more holistic approach to living healthy — beyond dieting — that will help them overcome their individual challenges and help them achieve their goals.

That said, shortcuts always exist, and as part of the POPSUGAR Insights 2014 Healthy Living Report, we wanted to understand what percent of women have had, or would consider, plastic surgery as a shortcut to help them achieve their goals faster.

Only 3% of women we interviewed had ever had plastic surgery, and women between the ages of 35 and 40 (4%) were only slightly more likely than women 18-34 (2%) to have gone under the knife. Despite cultural stereotypes, we found no distinct difference based on regionality.

Of the 97% of women who have not already had plastic surgery, we wanted to dig deeper and see if they’d ever consider plastic surgery in the future. Overall, 52% of women said they would not consider surgical enhancements, 29% said “maybe,” and 18% of women said “yes.” The percentage of women who said yes increased to 34% for women between the ages of 35 and 40.

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