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Economic Slowdown Hits Hard: Breast Implants Set To Deflate!

Woman looks at herself in a mirror at cosmetic surgeon office
Woman looks at herself in a mirror at cosmetic surgeon office

I'm heading home to Los Angeles, the "silicone valley." On that note, some analysts expect the waekening economy to deflate the breast implant biz to a "B" cup, down from a "C."

Merrill Lynch reports a survey of plastic surgeons which could impact stocks like Allergan:

"Approximately 77 percent of docs noted that economic factors had a negative impact on breast augmentation procedures during ‘07. Looking forward, 80 percent of the docs believe that economic factors could impact procedures in ‘08."

Still, they expect "modest growth," which is probably all many women could hope for.

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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