New records for Cosmetic Surgery in Great Britain for 2015, reports BAAPS
BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) Publihsed their 2015’s report on the statistics of the cosmetic surgery industry for Great Britain and it seems that the wave of cosmetic surgery hasn’t yet reach its peak. During 2015 a number of 51000 Britons opted for cosmetic surgery which is a huge 13% boost comparing to 2014 and probably this is due to the economy reshaping that took place during the last years. Its also important to highlight that the most popular procedures had a 10%+ boost comparing to the last year.
Women cosmetic surgery procedures are the 91% of the total operations and it is important to notice that there was a 12.5% increase comparing to 2014. And while male cosmetic surgery is only a 9% of the total procedures we should highlight their numbers are almost double comparing to 10 years ago (4614 to 2440). Some of the procedures with the most impressive increase are facelift (16% up) and liposuction (20% up) and this is probably because their non surgical alternatives seem to be much less capable in providing decent results.
Former BAAPS President, Rajiv Grover comments on these results: “The 2015 BAAPS audit has shown that demand for cosmetic surgery continues to increase following the quieter period in 2014 which mirrored the British economy. The double digit rise in surgical procedures suggests that the public are choosing to spend on treatments with a proven track record such as facelifts and liposuction which remain as the gold standard for facial rejuvenation and body contouring. The plethora of new non-invasive methods for skin tightening and cellulite that are here today and gone ?tomorrow, often appear too good to be true and fail to make the cut.”
To refer to some of the top surgical procedures we need to say that Breast Augmentation was the most popular surgical procedure (9652 procedures, 12% increase) while Eyelid Surgery is 2nd, Facelift is 3rd, breast reduction is 4th and Liposuction is 5th. Obviously the top procedure for women is Breast Augmentation while Eyelid surgery is the top for men with 976 procedures during 2015 (15% boost).
To close this article we will attach the words of current BAAPS President, Michael Cadiers: “There’s no doubt that we are seeing an increase in demand for cosmetic surgery from both men and women. Whether this is inspired by celebrity culture and a recognition that the results of modern aesthetic procedures in the right hands can be subtle, natural-looking and attractive, what is most important is for patients to remember that surgery is on the whole life-changing and irreversible – far from a trivial ‘status symbol’ beauty treatment. 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.”