A survey has revealed that cosmetic surgery abroad is increasingly the option taken by individuals looking to enhance or improve their appearance.
Out of the 7,000 respondents to the survey, 30 per cent gave cost as the reason for their decision to go under the knife in a foreign country.
Some 28 per cent who had made the trip overseas underwent cosmetic dentistry, while ten per cent chose to have cosmetic surgery.
One in four of those questioned said that while undergoing surgery they hoped to also take the opportunity to have a holiday, reports the Press Association.
Other reasons for undergoing cosmetic surgery abroad include seeking out a procedure that was not available in the UK, or for which their insurance did not cover them.
The survey was carried out by Your Surgery Abroad in conjunction with medical tourism membership organisation, the International Medical Travel Association (IMTA).