Cosmetic Surgery Popularity Continues Increasing

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Plastic Surgery NewsDespite fears of a global recession, cosmetic surgery popularity has not waned.

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.



  1. michael

    3rd February 2015 at 10:18 AM

    this is what we called a phenomenon..where the law of economics don’t apply..cosmetic surgery could consider as luxury services/goods, with the economic downturn the demand should fall as textbooks told, however, the reverse situation happen.,it increases through time..amazing isn’t it?

  2. aesthetic surgeon singapore

    16th April 2016 at 8:11 AM

    It’s a different kind of services and products, there’s no “law” about it yet hahaha…

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