Hold your noses: Economy slashes plastic surgeons' business


It's hard times for everyone. While the economy might have you and me putting off plans for the ski vacation or bathroom remodel, another kind of person is having to hold off on those shiny new breasts or their dream nose.

Yep. It's an ugly reality, indeed. Plastic surgeons around the country are reporting that their business has sagged along with the economic downturn.

Steven Hopping, president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and director of the Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Washington D.C. told U.S.A. Today., "We're seeing patients who are balking, postponing and canceling their appointments and surgeries."