Reduced demand for breast enhancement hits cosmetic surgery

Spending on cosmetic surgery procedures is forecast to fall by 20 per cent this year, as the recession takes its toll on the sector. Spending in the sector rose steadily in recent years, reaching €54 million last year.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
21st November, 2009

Spending on cosmetic surgery procedures is forecast to fall by 20 per cent this year, as the recession takes its toll on the sector. Spending in the sector rose steadily in recent years, reaching €54 million last year.

However, that figure is expected to fall to €43 million this year, according to figures from Aesthetic Surgery Ireland (ASI), a business owned by five consultant plastic surgeons who also have public appointments in Dublin hospitals.

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