Angelina Jolie's lips inspire cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery experts are concerned by women who want to go under the knife in a bid to look like their favourite celebrity.

According to a report in the Sunday Telegraph, a survey by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) found that 'unrealistic expectations' were cited as the main reason for refusing to operate by one third of cosmetic surgeons.

Respondents said that they often witness prospective patients who bring along a photo of the famous person they want to look like, many of whom are celebrities or glamour models.

Adam Searle, a London surgeon and former president of Baaps, told the Sunday Telegraph that many women are actually more interested in achieving the famous person's lifestyle than their appearance.

He revealed: "When a girl comes in with 150 images of models in bikinis in glamorous locations, it often turns out that the common thing isn't the shape or size of breasts, but the lifestyle in the photo shoot.

"In fact, when you unpick the psychological factors, it becomes clear that the patient may say she wants to be a D-cup but really she wants to be the girl in the lights."

A recent poll of around 700 member surgeons of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that nearly half had recently seen patients who wanted a celebrity feature, such as Angelina Jolie's lips or Madonna's cheekbones.

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