Impressive Leap in Cosmetic operations in the UK

CosmeticIf figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) are to be believed, liposuction, face and neck lifts and breast implants have spread across the UK. About 17% rise has been seen in the overall numbers of cosmetic surgeries in the UK in 2013.

The most common cosmetic treatment was breast implants with 11,123 operations, which was 13% more than 2012 figures. Of all cosmetic treatments, women's contribution was 91% with 45,365 procedures. Eyelid operations came at the second number going 14% up with 6,921 numbers. Face and neck lifts were 13% higher to reach 6,016 followed by breast reduction, which was 11% higher to reach 4,680.

Also, people underwent procedures for tummy tucks, brow lifts and fat transfer from one part of the body to the face. In 2013, figures for men sought a rise by 16% with the most common procedure being nose jobs, eyelid surgery and breast reduction to remove man boobs.

Liposuction has made the biggest plunge, suggested the figures. Rajiv Grover, consultant plastic surgeon and president of Baaps, said the rise in demand of cosmetic surgery has been the highest since the beginning of the recession in 2008. It clearly suggests that the British public wants to regain its shape and look better, he said.

"Patient confidence and also consumer confidence has returned, with Britons choosing to spend on procedures with proven track records such as liposuction, which remains the gold standard for body contouring", he added.