The number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery in the UK has steadily grown over the past ten years, with over 50,000 procedures being performed in 2012 alone. The main reason for this growth is the fact that cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly safe and the results are more reliable than ever.
In addition to this it is becoming more socially acceptable to have cosmetic surgery and this is especially the case for men. Men now account for around 10% of all cosmetic surgeries carried out in the UK and this is where the biggest growth in the future is expected to occur.
As you would expect the most popular procedures are different for men and women and they are described below:
Top 3 procedures for women in 2012:
Rhinoplasty (nose job): 1000 procedures
Male breast reduction (man boobs): 790 procedures
Blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery): 600 procedures.
As cosmetic surgery has improved over the years the recovery times have reduced significantly, meaning less time is required off work. In addition to this, with the procedures being much less invasive the discomfort during the recovery period has also dramatically reduced.
If the thought of a surgical procedure is not for you then you could always consider an alternative non-surgical treatment such as dermal fillers or Botox. Although the results as not as long lasting, there is very little down time and most procedures can be carried out in as little as 10 minutes.
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