Brits are becoming more reliant on cosmetic surgery

7 May 2013

New figures have revealed that cosmetic surgery is booming in the UK. The industry rakes in about £2.3 billion per year, with two per cent of Britons opting to follow through with some appearance-enhancing procedures - surgical or otherwise. By 2015, the trade is projected to be worth £3.6 billion.

Non-surgical treatments, representing 90 per cent of procedures, are propping up the industry. Anti-wrinkle injections, chemical skin peels, laser treatments and microdermabrasion are among the most popular non-surgical procedures. In addition, procedures to minimise the appearance of spider veins are particularly common among women.

Facelifts and breast enlargements are popular as well, but represent a fairly small portion of the industry in comparison with non-surgical procedures.

More and more people are turning to cosmetic treatments to improve their appearance and resolve any niggling issues. Recent healthcare research showed that 59 per cent of people in the UK would rather go under the knife than try and resolve the problem themselves through diet and exercise.

Posted by Edward Bartel

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