There has been a rise in the number of women undergoing body balancing cosmetic surgery to address parts of the body that are out of proportion, it has been revealed.
The Harley Medical Group says that many patients are keen to balance out their pear-shaped figures, remove the layer of fat hanging over their waistline, or correct asymmetrical breasts.
The latter procedure is particularly popular and Lisa Littlehales, clinic manager at the Harley Medical Group, revealed that around half of women attending the group's clinics have a breast imbalance of up to a cup size when they arrive.
She commented: "Symmetry has an evolutionary basis for determining beauty and has long been an important part of looking good to attract a mate.
"Cosmetic surgery is used to sculpt the body and, whether they are a size zero or a size 16, women are requesting plastic surgery to help make their body symmetrical and to balance out the ratio of waist-to-hips-to-chest."
The Harley Medical Group has been operating for over 25 years and provides a range of cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast enlargement, male chest reduction and thread vein removal.