'17% rise' in the number of plastic surgery operations

There has been a 17% rise in the number of cosmetic operations carried out in the UK, with 50,122 procedures carried out last year, figures revealed. Liposuction was the most popular operation - 43% more were carried out on women in 2013.

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Breakdown of plastic surgery operations in UK

According to figures released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS):

  • Eyelid operations were the second most popular procedures, with 6,921 carried out among women.
  • Face and neck lifts were just behind with 6,016 operations.
  • Some 3,841 operations were for nose jobs.
  • Among men, the most common procedure were nose jobs, with 1037 carried out in the UK in 2013.
  • Second was eyelid surgery with 887 operations.

Liposuction operations on women 'rose by 43%' in 2013

Liposuction, an operation to remove fat, grew in popularity last year with a 43% rise in the number of women going under the knife to remove unwanted weight, figures revealed.

Breast implants remained popular despite the PIP scandal, figures showed. Credit: PA

New data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), which represents most plastic surgeons working privately, also showed a 28% jump in the number of men undergoing liposuction.

The overwhelming majority of cosmetic procedures, (91%) were carried out on women.

Breast implants remained the most popular overall among female patients, with a 13% rise in the total number of operations carried out in 2013.

Men were also gong under the knife for breast surgery, however 796 men had their breasts - or "man boobs" removed last year, a 24% rise on 2012.


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