Cosmetic Surgery Popularity Continues Increasing
In the UK, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) have released figures showing that plastic surgery is as popular as ever with a 5 pc increase in the number of procedures carried out last year.
Although going under the knife is still skewed towards women, more and more men and also having surgery. Although nose jobs still top the list for mens’ cosmetic surgery, ‘moob’ removal (gynecomestia) saw a massive increase – up 28 pc from 2009 – and has leapt to the second most popular surgery for men.
For UK women the opposite is true with breast enlargements being the most popular cosmetic surgery, up 10 pc from 2009.
This upward trend appears to be the same around the world with cosmetic surgeons in Singapore also reporting an increase in the number of patients, particularly those who are under the age of 21. Last week, the Straits Times reported that in the last five years there has been a 30pc increase in the number of cosmetic operations performed on under-21s in Singapore.