Cosmetic surgery market will double by 2017

The market for cosmetic surgery, facial aesthetics and lasers is expected to almost double in size and to exceed $3 billion over the next seven years, according to iData Research, a pharmaceutical market research firm based in Vancouver.

China and India - where disposable incomes rose significantly during recent years - are expected to help to boost the market, while in developed nations, social pressures still appeared to overshadow financial ones in some circles.