Medicine has come a long way, from the days of finding a cure to ailments to now altering appearance in a materialistic world. However, the demand for the doctor is now at the peak with people spending in millions for the sake of appearance. 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 people sure do like to eat and it shows with liposuction being the top cosmetic procedure with 203,106 done in 2010.
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? For the uninitiated, Wordless Thursday, is this blog’s way of bringing interesting info graphics to light every week on Thursdays.