Office workers are increasingly choosing to search online for information on cosmetic surgery, according to the Harley Medical Group.
The cosmetic surgery provider has revealed that web traffic to its site peaks on Monday mornings between 10am and midday, possibly as a result of people attempting to escape from the Monday morning blues.
Dr Pam Spurr, a psychologist and self-help author, said that there are many psychological and emotional reasons to explain why people search for cosmetic surgery information on Monday mornings.
"Many have the classic Monday morning blues, following higher levels of anxiety experienced by many on Sunday nights in anticipation of Monday mornings.
"This trend shows that people use this net-surfing activity to provide a psychological counterbalance to these negative feelings by exploring information that involves their hopes, dreams and aspirations," she explained.
Dr Spurr suggested that people were looking for "emotional escapism" and pointed out that people who are unhappy in their job may achieve emotional comfort "by considering how to regenerate their life and their self".
Web use statistics also revealed that over 59 per cent of patients who registered their interest on the medical group's website last year were male.
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Cosmetic surgery news : 16/07/2007