A recent infographic from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery highlights the top 10 myths when it comes to cosmetic surgery. One prevailing assumption that cosmetic surgery prices are too high for the average American is myth #2!

The infographic mentions cost as just one myth but cosmetic surgery prices are a big misconception that require their own infographic (see below)! Many believe that people undergoing cosmetic surgery are rich. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, 86 percent of cosmetic surgery patients are female and 60 percent of them have incomes between $30,000 and $90,000. This is why the so-called Botax, the tax on cosmetic surgery that was being considered by Congress to help pay for the Affordable Care Act, wasn’t approved. Congressmen realized they didn’t want to be seen as voting for a tax that preferentially affected women and the middle class.

For a more complete infographic on cosmetic surgery prices, see below.

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Click here for the original blog post written by Dr. Jonathan Kaplan for BuildMyBod.