'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.
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.
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.