About a third of people considering plastic surgery reported average household incomes below $30,000, according to a survey conducted in 2004 for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The poll of 644 people found that 13 percent of those seeking information on plastic surgery procedures reported an annual household income of more than $90,000.
...Michelle Lee, 28 ...used a finance company to pay for $6,000 in liposuction after her regular workouts failed to perfect her arms, stomach and inner thighs, she said. 'Those were problem areas for me and I needed results now,' she said. 'It is all about instant gratification for me.'"
From the New York Times