Research has revealed that over half of Britons would opt for cosmetic surgery over traditional weight loss methods.
The survey, conducted by the Good Surgeon Guide, found that 56 per cent of those asked would choose weight loss surgery over exercise or diets.
Liposuction was the most popular choice of procedure, with 34 per cent of women suggesting they would undergo this surgery in order to shed the pounds.
However, Shami Thomas, a spokeswoman from the cosmetic surgery group Transform, advised that the results from surgery are greatly improved when used in conjunction with traditional weight loss methods.
Ms Thomas said: "There's a big misconception out there that cosmetic surgery can make you thin. It can sculpt and shape your body better but you really need to include diet, exercise and a good lifestyle in your plan."
She added that individuals would benefit from "thinking about [surgery] for a long time" before going ahead with it.
This way they can pick the best procedure and surgeon for them.
Independent advice on private healthcare