As time has progressed so has medical science resulting in longer, healthier lives, at least for those who can afford it. Unlike third world countries here in the United States of America we don’t have much to worry about in regards to our health. Society has become more and more obsessed with appearance, so much so that some plastic surgery procedures have managed to make it to the list of top 14 medical procedures. In America we sure do like to eat and it shows with liposuction being the top cosmetic procedure with 203,106 done in 2010.
Today’s infographic Under the Knife: 14 Most Common Medical and Cosmetic Procedures in the USA presents us, as it says in the title, with some of the top medical and cosmetic procedures being done here in the US. Although it is not very detailed it provides us with some pretty entertaining facts. Did you know there were 62 million CT scans done in 2010 and that 30% of those were unnecessary for diagnosis?
Have you or anybody you know ever had one of these done? We want to know! Feel free to share your stories either in the comments section or on our wall.[Medical Procedures]
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