In 2009, over 2.5 million Americans got Botox injections, making it the #1 cosmetic procedure in the United States. Thanks to this marvelous little molecule, furrowed brows, tired eyes, and crow’s feet are becoming a thing of the past. There are plenty of reasons why Botox is such a popular pinch these days, and here are the Top 3 that made it the country’s most acceptable injectable.
Although the initial threat of the “Botax” has been shot down, we would like inject a little life back into the hot topic of taxing plastic surgery like cigarettes and liquor. The idea was originally part of President Obama’s Healthcare Reform bill, which proposed a 5% “luxury” tax on cosmetic surgery to help finance a much-needed facelift for America’s rapidly aging healthcare system. Fortunately, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), along with We The People, sold the government on the idea that there are worse things in life than the desire to be more beautiful. Continue reading