Infographic Reveals Great Britain’s Cosmetic Surgery Trends By Region
Demand for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments increases year on year – but what’s the reason for this? It turns out that the majority of patients undergo procedures and treatments for one main reason: to improve their emotional well-being. But are there any clear distinctions which can be made on a regional basis? The experts at The Harley Medical Group (a UK-based cosmetic surgery provider) have used information gathered from an independent study of 4,000 adults to create an infographic, highlighting specific regional trends – uncovering some interesting results.
What motivates people to have Cosmetic Surgery?
Age plays a huge factor in the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery, but so do weight gain and breast size. It seems that those in the north of England are the most concerned about looking old before their time, affecting 39 per cent and 38 per cent of respondents in the North East and North West respectively.
Worries about weight are more concentrated in Yorkshire and the South East (60 per cent and 58 per cent respectively), while breast size is an issue mostly for ladies in the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber regions.
In which city is the most money spent on appearance?
Does this mean that those in the south of the UK don’t have the same concerns when it comes to their appearance? Actually, no. When asked how much money they spend each year on their appearance, Londoners were the second highest of the big spenders (£611), behind those living in Birmingham who spend a whopping £685.
Who’s having what, and where?
So how does all of this translate into actual procedures? There’s a fairly even mix of cosmetic surgery performed across the UK, with Yorkshire and the Humber taking the top spot for tummy tucks, while West Midlands sees the biggest number of breast reductions. Brow lifts are undertaken most often in the South East, while the ladies of London are more likely to undergo breast enlargement.
As for non-surgical treatments, Botox is the most common overall (perhaps unsurprisingly), with 25 per cent of respondents having undergone the anti-ageing solution. Laser hair removal and acne laser treatment also prove popular, with a greater proportion being undertaken in the Yorkshire and the Humber region and East Midlands respectively.
It’ll come as no surprise then to hear that the most common skin complaint across Great Britain is occasional blemishes, followed by wrinkles, acne, dry skin and sensitive skin.
For the full breakdown and to see which region your habits fall into, look at the full infographic below.