New research has revealed that liposuction is now one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world
The survey, conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), took place in 25 countries and represented 75% of all procedures carried out in 2009.
The results revealed that liposuction was the most popular treatment accounting for 18.8% of all procedures. This was closely followed by breast augmentation at 17%, blepharoplasty (upper or lower eyelid lift) at 13.5%, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) at 9.4 % and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) at 7.3%.
Previously, breast enlargement had been the most popular form of plastic surgery, followed by nose reshaping and liposuction. Experts believe liposuction is likely to have topped the poll due to a recent rise in obesity levels across the world.
Statistics also revealed that the number of ‘nurgery’ or non-surgical treatments such as BOTOX™ and laser hair removal exceeded surgical treatments for the first time, with an impressive rise in popularity.
For those worrying about their looks The Hospital Group, one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgeons, offer an array of youth-enhancing treatments such as brow lifts, as well as surgical procedures including breast augmentation.
David Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group said: “Many people feel unhappy with their appearance and this can lead to feelings of low self-esteem.”
“When people change the way they look it can improve their whole outlook on life and often gives them the confidence that they didn’t have before.
“The Hospital Group provide state-of-the-art facilities in comfortable and relaxing surroundings with trusted professionals. Those who are looking to achieve the looks they have always dreamed of should come for a consultation with one of our expert surgeons.”