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I read the article by Alsaraff et al1
with great interest and am pleased that the authors attempted to build on
my previous work examining the economics of aesthetic surgery. I am concerned,
however, by their assumptions, methods, analysis, and conclusions.
The authors argue that since aesthetic surgery is a luxury good, increased
prices inexorably lead to increased demand and revenues. Before the authors
and their readers embark on a campaign of radical price increases and plan
early retirement, I would suggest a careful review of the processes the authors
used to arrive at this conclusion.
Krieger LM, Alsarraf R. Economics of Aesthetic Surgery. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2002;4(3):200. doi: