UK plastic surgery on the rise
Recent figures published by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPs) show that despite recession, cosmetic surgery is a growing business in the UK, report The Guardian. The statistics show that breast augmentation for women is by far the most popular procedure for women.
They also show a record rise in the number of male 'tummy tuck' operations, outstripping the rise for all other procedures - including women's breast enlargement.
Overall BAAP’s members performed 43,069 procedures for both men and women in 2011, compared with 38,274 in 2010.
Abdominoplasty operations grew by 15%, while overall male cosmetic surgery grew by 5.6% in 2011. These figures refer only to surgical procedures and exclude non-surgical "lunchtime" plastic procedures, such as wrinkle relaxing injections.
In the UK, women had 90% of all cosmetic procedures in 2011, the same percentage of total procedures as in 2011. The top ones were:
- Breast augmentation - up 6.2% from 2010
- Blepharoplasty became the second biggest procedure for women with a rise of 4.8%
- Face/Neck Lifts were third place for the second year running, with 4,700 procedures
A number of 4,298 had cosmetic surgery in 2011.