Rise in UK cosmetic surgery procedures with ‘Male Makeovers’ on the up

The results from the annual British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (baaps.org.uk) report are in and a record 51,000 UK patients underwent a surgical procedure in 2015, which is a 13% rise from 2014.

ALL procedures saw an increase in demand but which cosmetic surgery procedures are the most popular and which ones have risen more for women and men?

  • Women’s surgery rose by 12.5% in 2015 compared to men’s surgery which rose by 13.5%.
  • Men’s surgical procedures count for 9% all total procedures but the number of men having surgery has doubled in the last ten years.
  • Breast augmentation is still the most popular cosmetic procedure for women and continues to rise in popularity – up 12% from 2014.
  • The three most popular cosmetic procedures for men (in order) are: blepharoplasty(up 15%), rhinoplasty (up 14%) and Gynaecomastia/breast reduction (up 13%).
  • Liposuction for men saw the biggest increase in growth in 2015, up 20% in just one year.
  • The biggest increase in growth for women was also liposuction, up 20% too.
  • Facelift and necklift for women was the second highest climber, up 16% in 2015.

BAAPS is the only organisation dedicated to safety and education in cosmetic surgery and represents the majority of NHS-trained consultant plastic surgeons in private practice.

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