BBC news has reported this morning a dramatic increase in the popularity of plastic surgery in the UK.
According to figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps), the number of nose jobs, face lifts and breast implant operations all soared by more than 10% last year, with the biggest boom being in the popularity of liposuction – up by 41%.
Baaps said it was “the most impressive rise in demand” since the start of the recession in 2008.
There were 50,122 cosmetic procedures in 2013 – a rise of 17% on the previous year.
The top 10 Cosmetic Procedures were:
- Breast augmentation up 13% to 11,135
- Eyelid surgery up 14% to 7,808
- Face and neck lifts up 13% to 6,380
- Breast reduction up 12.5% to 5,476
- Nose jobs up 17% to 4,878
- Liposuction up 41% to 4,326
- Tummy tucks up 16% to 3,466
- Fat transfer operations up 14.5% to 3,302
- Brow lifts up 17% to 2,138
- Ear corrections up 14% to 1,213
Breast enhancements were by far the most popular operation in women, while nose jobs were the cosmetic surgery of choice in men.
Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Lawyer, Marie Neilson of Abacus Solicitors comments…
“The cosmetic surgery industry continues to boom despite the apparent risks involved. However, in an area that remains unregulated, while demand is on the rise, so too are the number of cases where something has gone wrong.
In the last 8 weeks alone, we have seen an increase in enquiries for poorly conducted surgery where clients have no option but to pursue legal action – and it’s not just women, men too.”
Following the ‘PIP’ faulty breast implant scandal the reputation of the cosmetic surgery industry was brought into question and Health ministers described it as a “cowboy industry” steeped in “murky practices”.
Despite the bad press, the industry was worth £750m in the UK in 2005, £2.3bn in 2010 and is forecast to reach £3.6bn by 2015.
When Cosmetic Surgery Goes Wrong…
Making a claim for any type of cosmetic surgery that has gone wrong will be both stressful and emotional. At Abacus we understand that and we can help you. Our personal and sympathetic approach allows us to give you straightforward advice, tailored to your individual circumstances.
Whether you’ve suffered at the hands of a qualified Plastic Surgeon or had poor treatment from a high street Beauty Therapist we can help you.
Call Marie or Robin today, talk in confidence about your experience and we will explain how we can help you move forward in making things right again.
We will not only help you get the compensation you deserve, but we can often assist in arranging corrective surgery and counselling if needs be, to enable you to feel like you again.
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