Figures from recent years have shown that there has been a sharp incline in the number of Brits going under the knife. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) have calculated that in 2015 there were 51,140 surgical procedures underwent.
The statistics have been revealed and it appears that women are still dominating the cosmetic industry market with 9/10 patients being female. Although this I the case there has been a steady rise in the number of patients from both genders.
Due to the rise of cosmetic technology and cosmetic and botox training. overall, the number of procedures increased by 13%, proving that both non-surgical and surgical procedures are gaining popularity.
TOP 10 COSMETIC PROCEDURES 2015
- Breast augmentation – 9,652
- Eyelid surgery up – 8,689
- Face and neck lifts – 7,419
- Breast reductions up – 6,246
- Liposuction up – 5,551
- Nose jobs – 4,205
- Fat transfer operations up – 3,261
- Tummy tucks up – 2,933
- Brow lifts – 2,110
- Ear corrections – 1,074
The Top Non-Surgical Treatments
Dr. Darren McKeown, a cosmetic surgery Glasgow surgeon, has worked in cosmetics for a number of years. His focus is to help his patients understand the cosmetic process as well as the ageing process.
To be successful in the cosmetics industry he believes that you need to do more than just “sell treatments” to your patients. Dr. Darren wants all of his patients to make the right decision for them.
Dermal Fillers Glasgow
These Injectable fillers are now extremely popular. This treatment rejuvenates patients skin, giving them a more youthful glow. Dermal fillers Glasgow give patients back facial volume that may have been lost due to age. The aim of this treatment is to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as emphasising the patient’s facial contours.
The facelift process has changed over the years and Facelift Glasgow Surgeon, Dr. Darren McKeown says that procedures now look incredibly natural: “the scars are hidden in the natural crease in front of the ear and within the ear itself, as well as behind the ear and into the hairline. Over time the scars should be virtually undetectable.”
This treatment has also gained popularity as it can be performed in a number of ways local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic.
The Rise of Cosmetics
BAAPS council member, Ash Mosahebi, has that there are a number of factors which have contributed to the rise of cosmetic surgery. The cosmetic surgeon told the BBC that he thinks the increase is ” because the economy is improving and people are spending more on luxury items.
The selfie generation may also have something to do with the rise of cosmetic procedures. Younger celebrities such as Kylie Jenner have made non-surgical procedures such a lip fillers more relevant for the younger generation.
We are also using social media platforms such as Snapchat constantly which means we are sending more pictures of ourselves daily.
As for the older generation who have been using Botox and fillers regularly, they are now moving on to the next step, using face and neck lifts to enhance their appearance as they enter their older years.