• Anna Raurell

Plastic surgery trends

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

In 2018, over 28,000 procedures took place in the UK. Although this is such a large number, it is only an increase of 0.1% from the prior year before, meaning that the numbers have been high for quite a few years now. 

Out of all the procedures, 92% of them were performed on women, with the most popular procedures being breast augmentation (however this is down by 6% from the previous year), breast reduction and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). There was also a large increase in the number of women that underwent liposuction (12% increase) and facelifts (9% increase). 

For men, the amount of plastic surgery that they are having done has reduced by 4.7%. Although surgery is down, many people now turn to Botox and less invasive options instead of having a more invasive produce such as a brow lift, or even a face lift.

But, why has there been such a rise in the number of people that are having liposuction? With many popular programmes such as Love Island and social media influencers showing off their wonderfully toned bodies, many people have turned to plastic surgery to get this desired look.  It is important that people always remember that going under the knife is a major thing and can have a huge impact on your life, “an operation is not something that can simply be returned to the shop if you have second thoughts”.

We must also look at the number of people that are turning to high street and non-surgical procedures. When making the decision to have any plastic surgery procedure you must always ensure that your surgeon is fully qualified and trained to ensure that you get the best and safest outcome possible. High street procedures often have no regulations, meaning that there can be a lot of room for error.

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