A new survey has revealed the top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures planned in the UK over the next 12 months. Conducted on behalf of RealSelf by The Harris Poll, the survey also revealed that a staggering 40% of Brits are considering having surgery within the next year.
So, which cosmetic surgery procedures are topping the polls? Find out below…
1 Tummy tuck
The tummy tuck came in first place, with 31% considering this body reshaping procedure. It’s not surprising that the tummy tuck is so popular – weight fluctuations, pregnancy and ageing can all result in lax muscle tone, sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat which diet and exercise fail to fix.
A recent study found that an abdominoplasty can also have medical benefits, helping to alleviate back pain and incontinence.
Twenty-eight per cent of respondents stated that a facelift was their top cosmetic surgery choice. In recent years, non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections have surged in popularity, but there is a limit to what they can achieve and for many patients, a facelift is required to reset the ageing clock.
Level pegging with the facelift is liposuction. New techniques and technical understanding have transformed how the procedure is performed and the results that can be achieved, meaning that lipo has become a great choice for men and women wishing to improve their body shape.
4 Chin and neck lift
Close behind at 23% was the chin and neck lift. As humourist Nora Ephron once wrote “our faces are lies and our necks are the truth” and it is true that we often neglect this area that is typically one of the first places to show the signs of ageing.
5 Breast augmentation
The breast augmentation remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide as it appeals to so many women of all ages. From young women who are unhappy with how their breasts have developed and looking for a confidence boost, to older women who have seen unwelcome changes due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations or just thanks to the ageing process and want to restore a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance to the breasts.
Interestingly, the survey also asked respondents what their main motivations were. To improve self-confidence, and to look good came out above losing weight or to combat ageing – if you’d like to find out whether cosmetic surgery could boost self-esteem, call us on 0207 183 1559 to arrange a consultation with London plastic surgeon Mr Paul Tulley.