More than 50,000 cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in the UK last year, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, with liposuction recording a 41% rise
The audit which highlights an “impressive double-digit rise in all cosmetic procedures”, reports that not a single individual procedure saw a decrease on the year – a trend it claims has not been seen since pre-recession.
According to the review of the regulation of cosmetic interventions by the Department of Health in 2013, the value of UK cosmetic procedures was worth £2.3bn in 2010 and is estimated to rise to £3.6bn by 2015. The report also stated that non-surgical procedures account for nine out of ten procedures and 75% of the market value.
Although the Baaps figures only include surgical procedures, these still provide an interesting insight into cosmetic surgery trends. We’ve picked out some of the key numbers from its 2013 audit below.