People who are considering cosmetic surgery have been advised to undertake thorough research first.
Dr Ali Juma, a senior plastic surgeon at Spire Murrayfield Hospital in the Wirrel, suggested that a face-to-face meeting with surgeons was preferable before undergoing a procedure.
He also recommended people talk to any friends or family who have had cosmetic surgery as this could provide them with a personal recommendation.
Upon meeting the potential surgeon, Dr Juma said: "If you feel comfortable, have the information that you need and you have had a discussion about your options [and] you continue to be in doubt there is no harm in seeking a second opinion."
The comments follow research conducted by Mintel, which found that 20 per cent of UK adults who have had or would have cosmetic surgery, were motivated by looking younger.
However, breast augmentation was found to be the most popular procedure, accounting for 25 per cent of surgery.
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