2015 saw a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK, figures show.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said there were 51,140 surgical procedures last year – up from 45,406 the year before.
It overturns a recent decline, which was blamed on the recession and the scandal over faulty breast implants.
Nine out of 10 procedures were in women, although the rise was seen in both genders with surgery becoming more and more popular with men.
The top 10 procedures were:
- Breast augmentation up 12% to 9,652
- Eyelid surgery up 12% to 8,689
- Face and neck lifts up 16% to 7,419
- Breast reductions up 13% to 6,246
- Liposuction up 20% to 5,551
- Nose jobs up 14% to 4,205
- Fat transfer operations up 3% to 3,261
- Tummy tucks up 8% to 2,933
- Browlifts up 7% to 2,110
- Ear corrections up 14% to 1,074
Overall, the number of procedures increased by 13%.
The growth has been attributed to the improving economy and people are spending more money on luxury items. Funnily, it has also been put down to the “Selfie Age” with more people on Social Media and wanting to look good in their pictures.
Also there is now the Botox generation who have been using Botox and Fillers as they grow older but now need to look at surgical intervention to help the ageing process.
However, people are also more educated about cosmetic surgery procedures with more information being available and reviews of clinics and surgeons being readily accessible.