Cosmetic surgery sees rising popularity in UK in 2015

10 February 2016

The number of British people choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery saw an increase in 2015, according to a new industry report.

Data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has revealed that more than 51,000 Britons underwent cosmetic operations in 2015. This was a record number, and represented a year-on-year rise of 13 per cent.

All procedures saw an increase in demand, with seven of the ten most popular surgeries seeing a double-digit percentage rise. Women's cosmetic surgery rose 12.5 per cent on 2014, with breast augmentation driving this growth.

Other popular choices included eyelid surgery, face or neck lifts, breast reduction, liposuction and rhinoplasty.

The BAAPS said the rising uptake could reflect the better results that can be achieved through such procedures now compared to the past. Nevertheless, it was stressed that cosmetic surgery is a medical process that needs to be seriously considered.

Consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS president Michael Cadier said: "The decision to undergo surgery must be well thought-out, with managed expectations, understanding the risks through fully informed consent and, most importantly, choosing the right specialist provider who is properly trained and accredited."

Posted by Philip Briggs


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